Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who m aintains, supports, sustains, or upholds. In legal use, maintainor (which see).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who maintains.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Someone who keeps or upholds something.
  • noun A person who does maintenance work.
  • noun dentistry A device used to keep teeth in a given position.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains

Etymologies

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From Anglo-Norman maintenour, Old French mainteneor, from maintenir ("to maintain"); with later remodelling of the suffix after -er.

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