upkeep: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (up'kēp"), [key]
— n.
  1. the process or activity of providing an establishment, machine, person, etc., with necessary or proper maintenance, repairs, support, or the like: The machine's faulty operation shows that no one has attended to its upkeep.
  2. the total sum of the costs or expenses for this.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: