US: /ˈmeɪntənəns/, /ˈmeɪntnəns/
UK: /mˈe‍ɪntənəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

maintenance /'meintinəns/
  • danh từ
    • sự giữ, sự duy trì; sự bảo vệ, sự bảo quản
      • for the maintenance of their rights, the workmen must struggle: để bảo vệ quyền lợi, anh em công nhân phải đấu tranh
    • sự nuôi, sự cưu mang
      • to work for the maintenance of one's family: làm việc để nuôi gia đình

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun [U]
1 ~ (of sth) the act of keeping sth in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly: The school pays for heating and the maintenance of the buildings. + car maintenance
2 ~ (of sth) the act of making a state or situation continue: the maintenance of international peace
3 (BrE, law) money that sb must pay regularly to their former wife, husband or partner, especially when they have had children together: He has to pay maintenance to his ex-wife. + child maintenance + a maintenance order (= given by a court of law)
See also - ALIMONY

Thesaurus dictionary

1 upkeep, care, preservation, conservation, support, sustention, sustentation:
I can no longer afford the maintenance of a large country estate.
2 continuation, continuance, perpetuation, prolongation, persistence, maintaining:
His maintenance of an untenable position will lose him votes.
3 upkeep, livelihood, subsistence, support, allowance, living, sustenance, stipend, subvention, contribution, alimony, keep:
How much maintenance does he pay to his ex-wife and children?

Collocation dictionary

1 keeping sth in good condition


annual, regular, routine | long-term, ongoing | proper | essential
The power station has been shut down for essential maintenance.
| preventative | careful | easy
The engine is designed for easy maintenance.
| low, minimal
This type of garden requires minimal maintenance.
| on-site | aircraft, car, machine, etc.


carry out
We carry out routine maintenance of the equipment.
| need, require


engineer, crew, man, staff, team | bill, costs | contract | service
We provide a maintenance service on all our products.
| programme | work

2 money paid to support sb




pay | claim


payments | arrears
He was jailed for failing to pay maintenance arrears.


in ~
He pays £1,000 a month in child maintenance.

Concise English dictionary

+activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
+means of maintenance of a family or group
+court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
+the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
+the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community