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Maintenance vs. Repair

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Maintenancenoun

Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service

Repairnoun

The act of repairing something.

‘I took the car to the workshop for repair.’;

Maintenancenoun

(legal) A tort committed when a third party who does not have a bona fide interest in a lawsuit provides help or acquires an interest to a litigant's lawsuit.

Repairnoun

The result of repairing something.

‘If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork.’;

Maintenancenoun

Alimony, a periodical payment or a lump sum made or ordered to be made to a spouse after a divorce.

Repairnoun

The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.

‘The car was overall in poor repair before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent repair. But the other vehicle was beyond repair.’;

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Maintenancenoun

(legal) Child support.

Repairnoun

The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

‘our annual repair to the mountains’;

Maintenancenoun

Money required or spent to provide for the needs of a person or a family.

Repairnoun

A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.

Maintenancenoun

(biology) The natural process which keeps an organism alive.

Repairverb

To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.

‘to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship’; ‘to repair a shattered fortune’;

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Maintenancenoun

The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.

‘Whatsoever is granted to the church for God's honor and the maintenance of his service, is granted to God.’;

Repairverb

To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.

‘to repair a loss or damage’;

Maintenancenoun

That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.

‘Those of better fortune not making learning their maintenance.’;

Repairverb

To transfer oneself to another place.

‘to repair to sanctuary for safety’;

Maintenancenoun

An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.

Repairverb

to pair again

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Maintenancenoun

Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use.

Repairverb

To return.

‘I thought . . . that he repaire should again.’;

Maintenancenoun

Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife.

Repairverb

To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.

‘Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair.’;

Maintenancenoun

activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;

‘he wrote the manual on car care’;

Repairverb

To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.

‘Secret refreshings that repair his strength.’; ‘Do thou, as thou art wont, repairMy heart with gladness.’;

Maintenancenoun

means of maintenance of a family or group

Repairverb

To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

‘I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear.’;

Maintenancenoun

court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

Repairnoun

The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

‘The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses.’;

Maintenancenoun

the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence;

‘they were in want of sustenance’; ‘fishing was their main sustainment’;

Repairnoun

Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.

‘There the fierce winds his tender force assailAnd beat him downward to his first repair.’;

Maintenancenoun

the process of preserving a condition or situation or the state of being preserved

‘crucial conditions for the maintenance of democratic government’;

Repairnoun

Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.

‘Sunk down and sought repairOf sleep, which instantly fell on me.’;

Maintenancenoun

the process of keeping something in good condition

‘car maintenance’; ‘essential maintenance work’;

Repairnoun

Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.

Maintenancenoun

the provision of financial support for a person's living expenses, or the support so provided

‘a chance of going to university with fees and maintenance paid’;

Repairnoun

the act of putting something in working order again

Maintenancenoun

a husband's or wife's provision for their spouse after separation or divorce

‘a divorced man paying his ex-wife £2,500 a year maintenance’;

Repairnoun

a formal way of referring to the condition of something;

‘the building was in good repair’;

Maintenancenoun

the offence of aiding a party in a legal action without lawful cause.

Repairnoun

a frequently visited place

Repairverb

restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;

‘She repaired her TV set’; ‘Repair my shoes please’;

Repairverb

make amends for; pay compensation for;

‘One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich’; ‘She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident’;

Repairverb

move, travel, or proceed toward some place;

‘He repaired to his cabin in the woods’;

Repairverb

set straight or right;

‘remedy these deficiencies’; ‘rectify the inequities in salaries’; ‘repair an oversight’;

Repairverb

give new life or energy to;

‘A hot soup will revive me’; ‘This will renovate my spirits’; ‘This treatment repaired my health’;

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