Thesaurus

upkeep

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of upkeep

the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition
  • the upkeep of the old place was costing a fortune

Synonyms for upkeep

Words Related to upkeep

Near Antonyms for upkeep

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about upkeep

Time Traveler for upkeep

Time Traveler

The first known use of upkeep was in 1884

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Upkeep.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/upkeep. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on upkeep

Dictionary: Definition of upkeep

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with upkeep

Spanish Central: Translation of upkeep

Nglish: Translation of upkeep for Spanish Speakers

Comments on upkeep

What made you want to look up upkeep? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!