- Repair is the act of fixing or the state of being repaired.
An example of a repair is a fixed brake system on a car.
- To repair is defined as to fix something.
An example of to repair is to do whatever is necessary to make a non-working watch keep accurate time.
- to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
- to renew; restore; revive: to repair one's health
- to amend; set right; remedy: to repair a mistake
- to make amends for; make up or compensate for (a wrong, injury, etc.)
Origin: Middle English repairen from Old French reparer from Classical Latin reparare from re-, again plush parare, to get ready, prepare
- the act, process, or work of repairing
- an instance of repairing or work done in repairing
- the state of being repaired, or fit for use: a car kept in repair
- state with respect to being repaired: a house in bad repair
- to go or betake oneself (to a place)
- to go often, customarily, or in numbers
- Obsolete to return
Origin: Middle English repairen from Old French repairer from Late Latin repatriare from Classical Latin re-, back plush patria, native country from (terra) patria, (land) of one's father, feminine of patrius from pater, father
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verb re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs verb, transitive
- To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix: repaired the broken watch.
- To set right; remedy: repair an oversight.
- To renew or revitalize.
- To make up for or compensate for (a loss or wrong, for example).
- a. The work, act, or process of repairing.b. An instance or a result of repairing. Often used in the plural: My car is in the shop for repairs. We checked the repairs before returning his car.
- General condition after use or repairing: in good repair.
- Something that has been repaired.
Origin: Middle English reparen, repairen, from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre : re-, re- + parāre, to prepare, put in order; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- re·pairˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- re·pairˈa·ble adjective
- re·pairˈa·bly adverb
- re·pairˈer noun
intransitive verb re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
- To betake oneself; go: repair to the dining room.
- To go frequently or habitually: repairs to the restaurant every week.
- An act of going or sojourning: our annual repair to the mountains.
- A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
Origin: Middle English repairen, to return, from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre, to return to one's country; see repatriate.
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