Share this entry

maintainer Syllabification: main·tain·er
Pronunciation: /mānˈtānər/

Definition of maintainer in English:

noun

1A person or thing that maintains something, in particular computer software.
Example sentences
  • Instead, the fire brigade consists primarily of the maintainers of the software.
  • Linux is a gift culture, where numerous programmers and maintainers contribute code for all to have.
  • Local shell access to the FTP server for GNU maintainers has been withdrawn pending completion of its certification activities.
1.1 (also maintainor) Law , historical A person guilty of aiding a party in a legal action without lawful cause.
Example sentences
  • I therefore gave no thought to the possibility that any donors who were effectively paying Crockers Oswald Hickson's fees might conceivably be liable to the defendant as maintainers.
  • Where there is a genuine and legitimate common business interest between the maintainer and the maintained in the result of litigation, some activities in support of litigation may be justifiable.

Words that rhyme with maintainer

abstainer, arcana, campaigner, Cana, caner, cantilena, complainer, container, detainer, drainer, entertainer, explainer, Gaenor, gainer, Gaynor, grainer, Jena, Lena, Marlene, N'Djamena, obtainer, ordainer, planar, planer, profaner, Rayner, retainer, scena, seiner, Sinn Feiner, strainer, sustainer, trainer, uniplanar

Definition of maintainer in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources