Repair Definition

rĭ-pâr
repaired, repairing, repairs
verb
repaired, repairing, repairs
To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix.
Webster's New World
To go or betake oneself (to a place)
Webster's New World
To go often, customarily, or in numbers.
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To renew; restore; revive.
To repair one's health.
Webster's New World
To amend; set right; remedy.
To repair a mistake.
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Antonyms:
breakmaintainremainstayarrivewreckdestroyinjurehurtruindamagespoilsmash. See syn. study at mend.mend
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noun
repairs
The act, process, or work of repairing.
Webster's New World
An instance of repairing or work done in repairing.
Webster's New World
The state of being repaired, or fit for use.
A car kept in repair.
Webster's New World
State with respect to being repaired.
A house in bad repair.
Webster's New World
General condition after use or repairing.
In good repair.
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Other Word Forms of Repair

Noun

Singular:
repair
Plural:
repairs

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 repatriare (“to return to one's country"), from re- + patria (“homeland"). Cognate to repatriate.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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

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