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UPKEEP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upkeep mean? 

UPKEEP (noun)
  The noun UPKEEP has 2 senses:

1. activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
2. the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

  Familiarity information: UPKEEP used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPKEEP (noun)


Sense 1upkeep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

maintenance; upkeep; care

Context example:

he wrote the manual on car care

Hypernyms ("upkeep" is a kind of...):

fix; fixing; fixture; mend; mending; repair; reparation (the act of putting something in working order again)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upkeep"):

camera care (keeping a camera in good working order)

car care (keeping a car in good working order)

inspection and repair; overhaul; service (periodic maintenance on a car or machine)

pump priming (introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing)

scheduled maintenance (maintenance at a regularly scheduled time)

steam fitting (care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating)


Sense 2upkeep [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sustainment; sustentation; upkeep; sustenance; maintenance

Context examples:

they were in want of sustenance / fishing was their main sustainment

Hypernyms ("upkeep" is a kind of...):

support (the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities)


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