Repair meaning

rĭ-pâr
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.

verb
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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.

noun
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To betake oneself; go.

Repair to the dining room.

verb
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To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix.

Repaired the broken watch.

verb
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To go frequently or habitually.

Repairs to the restaurant every week.

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An instance of repairing or work done in repairing.
noun
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To go or betake oneself (to a place)
verb
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To restore or renew.

Repair the immune system.

verb
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To make up for or compensate for (a loss or wrong, for example).
verb
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To set right; remedy.

Repair an oversight.

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An act of going or sojourning.

Our annual repair to the mountains.

noun
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To renew; restore; revive.

To repair one's health.

verb
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To amend; set right; remedy.

To repair a mistake.

verb
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To make amends for; make up or compensate for (a wrong, injury, etc.)
verb
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The act, process, or work of repairing.
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State with respect to being repaired.

A house in bad repair.

noun
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To go often, customarily, or in numbers.
verb
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To return.
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A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
noun
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A place to which one repairs; resort; haunt.
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The act of repairing something.

I took the car to the workshop for repair.

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The result of repairing something.

If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork.

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The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.

The car was overall in poor repair before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent repair. But the other vehicle was beyond repair.

noun
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To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.

To repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship.

To repair a shattered fortune.

verb
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To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.

To repair a loss or damage.

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The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

Our annual repair to the mountains.

noun
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A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
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To transfer oneself to another place.

To repair to sanctuary for safety.

verb
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To pair again.
verb
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To make repairs.
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To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix.
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The state of being repaired, or fit for use.

A car kept in repair.

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Origin of repair

  • Middle English reparen, repairen from Old French reparer from Latin reparāre re- re- parāre to prepare, put in order perə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English repairen to return from Old French repairier from Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's country repatriate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English repairen (“to return"), from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriare (“to return to one's country"), from re- + patria (“homeland"). Cognate to repatriate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Coined between 1300 and 1350 from Middle English repairen, from Middle French reparer, from Latin reparō (“renew, repair").

    From Wiktionary

  • From re- +"Ž pair.

    From Wiktionary