- Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service
- Money required or spent to provide for the needs of a person or a family.
- (law) (UK English) Alimony, a periodical payment or a lump sum made or ordered to be made to a spouse after a divorce.
- (law) A tort committed when a third party who does not have a bona fide interest in a lawsuit provides help or acquires an interest to a litigant's lawsuit.
- (biology) The natural process which keeps an organism alive.