repair

1
[ ri-pair ]
/ rɪˈpɛər /

verb (used with object)

noun

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Origin of repair

1
First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English repairen, from Middle French reparer, from Latin reparāre, equivalent to re-re- + parāre “to prepare” prepare; see pare

synonym study for repair

2. See renew.

OTHER WORDS FROM repair

re·pair·a·ble, adjectivere·pair·a·bil·i·ty, re·pair·a·ble·ness, nounnon·re·pair·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repair

reparable, repairable

Definition for repair (2 of 2)

repair2
[ ri-pair ]
/ rɪˈpɛər /

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 repairen<Old French repairier to return <Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's fatherland; see repatriate
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British Dictionary definitions for repair (1 of 2)

repair1
/ (rɪˈpɛə) /

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 conditionin good repair

Derived forms of repair

repairable, adjectiverepairer, noun

Word Origin for repair

C14: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready

British Dictionary definitions for repair (2 of 2)

repair2
/ (rɪˈpɛə) /

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, etcto 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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Medical definitions for repair

repair
[ rĭ-pâr ]

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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