verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- menchú, rigoberta,
- mencken, h. l.,
- mend one's fences,
- mend one's ways,
- recovering from an illness.
- improving in general, as a state of affairs: The breach between father and son is on the mend.
Origin of mend
Examples from the Web for remend
It is quite impossible, because always one has either to buy new and better ones, or mend and remend the poor ones.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
Word Origin for mend
c.1200, "to repair," from a shortened form of Old French amender (see amend). Meaning "to put right, atone for, amend (one's life), repent" is from c.1300; that of "to regain health" is from early 15c. Related: Mended; mending.
early 14c., "recompense, reparation," from mend (v.). Meaning "act of mending; a repaired hole or rip in fabric" is from 1888. Phrase on the mend attested from 1802.
In addition to the idioms beginning with mend
- mend one's fences
- mend one's ways
- on the mend