repair 1 [ ri- pair ] SHOW IPA / rɪˈpɛər / PHONETIC RESPELLING verb (used with object) 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. SEE MORE SEE LESS noun 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. SEE MORE SEE LESS QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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Origin of repair 1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English
from Middle French
pare OTHER WORDS FROM repair re·pair·a·ble, adjective re·pair·a·bil·i·ty, re·pair·a·ble·ness, noun non·re·pair·a·ble, adjective WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repair reparable, repairable repair 2 [ ri- pair ] SHOW IPA / rɪˈpɛər / PHONETIC RESPELLING verb (used without object) to betake oneself; go, as to a place: He repaired in haste to Washington. to go frequently or customarily. noun 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 repair 2
1300–50; Middle English
to return <Late Latin
to return to one's fatherland; see
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Example sentences from the Web for repair
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
De moi, je ne say qu'en dire, d'autant que je ne veux affirmer ny le si ny le non en ce dont je n'ay vidence.
Certes le capitaine Merveilles et ses gens monstrerent leur pit non vulgaire.
It teaches you to take your time, or as the Germans call it, it gives you "Ruhe (repose)," the grand sine qua non!
verb (tr) 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) noun the act, task, or process of repairing a part that has been repaired state or condition in good repair Derived forms of repair repairable, adjective repairer, noun Word Origin for repair
C14: from Old French
reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready verb (intr) ( usually foll by to) to go (to a place) to repair to the country ( usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, etc to repair to one's lawyer ( usually foll by from) archaic to come back; return noun archaic the act of going or returning a haunt or resort Word Origin for repair
C14: from Old French
repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's native land, from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repatriate
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v. To restore to a healthy or functioning condition after damage or injury. n. Restoration of diseased or damaged tissues naturally or by surgical means.
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