- to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.
- to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.: to repair one's health by resting.
- to remedy; make good; make up for: to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
- to make amends for; compensate: to repair a wrong done.
- an act, process, or work of repairing: to order the repair of a building.
- Usually repairs.
- an instance or operation of repairing: to lay up a boat for repairs.
- a repaired part or an addition made in repairing: 17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
- repairs, (in bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) the part of maintenance expense that has been paid out to keep fixed assets in usable condition, as distinguished from amounts used for renewal or replacement.
- the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing: to keep in repair.
- condition with respect to soundness and usability: a house in good repair.
Origin of repair1
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- to betake oneself; go, as to a place: He repaired in haste to Washington.
- to go frequently or customarily.
- a resort or haunt.
- the act of going or going customarily; resort: to have repair to the country.
- Scot. Obsolete. a meeting, association, or crowd of people.
Origin of repair2
Examples from the Web for repaired
The buildings under metal braces will be repaired; those jacked up with wooden planks will likely not.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
The result is a massive backlog of aircraft that must be repaired.Navy Grounds Top Guns
October 17, 2014
Time will tell if the friendships frayed by this conflict will ever be repaired.Summer 2014 Was the Worst Ever
August 29, 2014
Most of these cracks had been repaired, but not to the satisfaction of Boleyn and Prouty.The Government’s Cheap, Dishonest Campaign Against the Chinatown Bus Industry
November 2, 2013
The shutdown is over but its harm to the military still needs to be repaired.With the Govt Open it’s Time to Repair National Security
October 17, 2013
He felt morally bound to get it repaired, though he was guiltless of the damage.
You can get it repaired, so that it will look almost as well as new.
Did away with one pack-saddle, and repaired the others with the wool.Explorations in Australia
Houses and offices were being altered or repaired or rebuilt.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
We got it all out in a few days, when we went into a dry dock, and repaired.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
- to restore (something damaged or broken) to good condition or working order
- to heal (a breach or division) in (something)to repair a broken marriage
- to make good or make amends for (a mistake, injury, etc)
- the act, task, or process of repairing
- a part that has been repaired
- state or conditionin good repair
- (usually foll by to) to go (to a place)to repair to the country
- (usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, etcto repair to one's lawyer
- (usually foll by from) archaic to come back; return
- the act of going or returning
- a haunt or resort
Word Origin and History for repaired
"go" (to a place), c.1300, from Old French repairer "to frequent, return (to one's country)," earlier repadrer, from Late Latin repatriare "return to one's own country" (see repatriate). Related: Repaired; repairing.
1590s, "act of restoring, restoration after decay," from repair (v.1). Meaning "state or condition in respect to reparation" is from c.1600.
- To restore to a healthy or functioning condition after damage or injury.
- Restoration of diseased or damaged tissues naturally or by surgical means.