- 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 repairing
Not repairing roads and bridges so much as spying on its citizens and collecting their data.Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay, Anti-NSA… and Running for Senate
April 4, 2014
When your business is owning, maintaining, and repairing the distribution channel, you have fewer options.Why Time Warner Cable Can’t Cave to CBS’s Demands
August 10, 2013
There is some maintenance problem in your home that you have put off repairing for a while.Clinton's Got It Wrong: Our Freedom is Our Right, Not Your Choice
June 21, 2013
Buried in her speech was the word LeTaken, to repair, in the context of repairing Israeli society.Will Women MKs Lead The New Israel?
March 18, 2013
But with so many moving parts and so many judgments to be made regarding on-air talent, the task of repairing of CNN/U.Can Jeff Zucker, The Next CNN Worldwide Chief, Save the Network?
November 29, 2012
Mr. Paine has asked me to see Mr. Plane about repairing the boat.Brave and Bold
One day he asked me to bring him the book I had been repairing.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Alan answered the invitation by repairing to Leith in person with all speed.
However, when the plaster was all used up, she said no more about repairing the parsonage.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
I was not so tutored merely for the sake of repairing a grave omission in my education.The Strolling Saint
- 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 repairing
"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.