Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who maintains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. someone who upholds or maintains

Etymologies

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

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