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1. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] activity involved in maintaining something in good working order.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • fixing
  • mend
  • reparation
  • steam fitting
  • fixture
  • mending
  • inspection and repair
  • service
  • pump priming
  • repair
  • upkeep
  • car care
  • overhaul
  • care
  • camera care

Antonyms

  • unlock
  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] means of maintenance of a family or group.

Synonyms

  • sustenance
  • keep
  • livelihood
  • living
  • bread and butter

Antonyms

  • movableness
  • looseness
  • movability
  • natural object

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated.

Synonyms

  • support payment

Antonyms

  • break
  • winterize

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. maintenance

noun. ['ˈmeɪntənəns, ˈmeɪntnəns'] the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence.

Synonyms

  • support
  • sustenance
  • upkeep
  • sustentation

Antonyms

  • unbelt
  • unbuckle
  • unbutton
  • detach

Etymology

  • mayntenaunce (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • maintenance (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task.

Synonyms

  • force
  • personnel
  • maintenance staff
  • research staff
  • newsroom
  • office staff
  • service staff
  • staff member
  • security staff
  • office
  • general staff
  • sales staff
  • staffer

Antonyms

  • straighten
  • take
  • kern
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. staff

verb. ['ˈstæf'] provide with staff.

Synonyms

  • supply
  • man
  • provide
  • ply

Antonyms

  • demand
  • female
  • juvenile
  • woman

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose.

Synonyms

  • flagstaff
  • stick
  • flagpole
  • alpenstock
  • distaff
  • crook
  • crutch
  • quarterstaff
  • pikestaff
  • baton

Antonyms

  • pull
  • attract
  • centripetal force
  • repulsion

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] the body of teachers and administrators at a school.

Synonyms

  • professor
  • body
  • school
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • travel
  • move
  • masculine

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] a rod carried as a symbol.

Synonyms

  • tipstaff
  • crosier
  • sceptre
  • symbol
  • verge
  • wand
  • crozier
  • mace

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • decompress
  • employer
  • detach

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. staff

noun. ['ˈstæf'] building material consisting of plaster and hair; used to cover external surfaces of temporary structure (as at an exposition) or for decoration.

Antonyms

  • recall

Etymology

  • stæf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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