Definition for maintenance


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Example Sentences

A lot of those emails, he says, are from school principals whose maintenance staff says the school should spend tens of thousands of dollars on high-tech HVAC systems.

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You were happy because you dwell on my costs—in gas, vehicle maintenance, air quality, and lives—without appreciating the benefits I provide.

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In the months since the pandemic cratered the price of oil, the financial fallout has spread from drilling companies to refineries and oilfield maintenance companies.

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Right now, 25 percent of the franchise fee goes toward an environmental growth fund that’s supposed to help pay for park maintenance.

A separate site in Kearny Mesa, which the city began leasing in 2017 as a fire truck maintenance yard, has yet to service any actual fire trucks.

If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.

But no more so than the Sodexo building maintenance man or the two cops who were also killed in the crossfire.

Further, there are maintenance crews who have to fix those drones.

But they have high fixed costs—overhead, maintenance, staff, and power.

After construction, the pipeline would employ about 50 people, primarily for maintenance.

It was never the intention of the Federal Reserve Act that member banks should continue the maintenance of these reserve accounts.

That, in the light of present conditions, is the most important thing for the necessary maintenance and defense of these islands.

It also authorised the construction and maintenance, as p. 150part of such railways, of any pier, quay or jetty.

Ordinarily the motive of the wrongdoer is not material in determining his maintenance of a nuisance.

They were instructed in all kinds of trades, were housed, married, and their whole maintenance provided for.

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What are other ways to say maintenance?

Generally, maintenance refers to care or upkeep, as of machinery or property. But sometimes, maintenance refers to what is spent for the living of another: to provide for the maintenance or support of someone. Maintenance occasionally refers to the allowance itself provided for livelihood: They are entitled to a maintenance from this estate. Living and livelihood (a somewhat more formal word), both refer to what one earns to keep (oneself) alive, but are seldom interchangeable within the same phrase: to earn one’s living; to threaten one’s livelihood. “To make a living” suggests making just enough to keep alive, and is particularly frequent in the negative: You cannot make a living out of that. “To make a livelihood out of something” suggests rather making a business of it: to make a livelihood out of knitting hats. 

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On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to maintenance, such as: care, conservation, preservation, supply, upkeep, and aliment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.