Crossword clues for upkeep
- Household expenses
- Cost of maintenance
- The act of sustaining
- Activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
- Maintenance costs
- Excited to furtively look over maintenance expenses
- Board standing by increase in maintenance costs
- University originally paying part of castle’s running costs
- Running costs
- Regular care
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Upkeep \Up"keep`\, n.
The act of keeping up, or maintaining; maintenance of persons, organizations, or objects such as machinery, by providing a location, repairs, and consumable items when necessary. ``Horse artillery . . . expensive in the upkeep.''
Small outlays for repairs or upkeep of buildings.
--A. R. Colquhoun.
the cost of providing upkeep.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. maintenance; the act or effort of keeping something in good and working condition. vb. (context transitive British English) To maintain (something) or keep it in good repair.
the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence; "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment" [syn: sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, maintenance]
Upkeep may refer to
- Maintenance, repair and operations
- A bouncing bomb developed in World War II for Operation Chastise
Usage examples of "upkeep".
If Rek can pump the bellows, perhaps he can offer to pay part of his upkeep.
Himself, who had effected the transfer, had pronounced the roof upkeep and the heating bills too much for even the Kinloch coffers, and had negotiated a retreat to a smaller snugger home in what had once been the kitchen wing with living quarters for a retinue of dozens.
Though by tradition maintenance work was a static function, Vod was not unfamiliar with upkeep of the hab.
He had enough money to pay for his upkeep for far longer than his body and mind were likely to hold out, and his doctors had advised him that a third core-system rejuvenation was out of the question unless he wanted to start over with a tabula rasa personality.
Although she was the one who disbursed monies to pay for the upkeep of Appleton Manor, Susanna had never met John Bexwith.
He had told her that he had inherited the house in Groningen, and doctors, she knew, did get discount on things, but there were still the servants and the upkeep of the big house.
They no longer wanted the bother of raising the girls in their own households, so they simply handed them over to the Temple of the Goddess, paying well for their upkeep.
Caretakers performed regular maintenance and upkeep to keep the tombs in top condition.
Independent of all the modern leagues and alliances, all of whom nonetheless contributed on an annual basis to its upkeep and maintenance.
The castle was large, but most of the back rooms had been shut off and abandoned, their upkeep difficult to maintain because the only person who dwelt here was the earl and the cadavers of old servants.
As the White Castle chain continued to grow, Lloyd Ray's construction department became an increasingly busy and steadily growing division of the company, responsible for ongoing research and development, on-site construction of the Castles, and regular upkeep and renovations.
Priesthoods and confraternities for the upkeep of shrines have been hereditary for generations out of mind on the other side of the ocean but there was no such tradition here.
I went in about twice a month, adding depilation to an ever-growing list of upkeep requirements.
Beth lived with the Frenches without working or contributing to her upkeep until she was offered a ride back to Los Angeles by a pipe-clamp salesman named Robert Manley, nicknamed Red.
Some of the hats worn during the Gilded Age, when egret feathers were popular, might be worth collecting, but I doubt if restoration, storage, and upkeep costs would make it worthwhile to collect even those.