verb (used with object)
- 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.
Origin of repair1
Synonyms for repair
Antonyms for repair
verb (used without object)
Origin of repair2
Related Words for repairoverhaul, improvement, reconstruction, adjustment, rehabilitation, replacement, revive, rectify, rebuild, heal, refurbish, patch, renovate, revamp, mend, retrieve, remedy, recover, correct, improve
Examples from the Web for repair
Contemporary Examples of repair
This meant helping to change those insanely large tires and working to repair the vehicles.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
Today the church is wrapped in scaffolding and metal ribbons are holding its façade in place until someone pays to repair it.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
Without the proper equipment to repair and operate the Mohajer-4 it may be more of a photo prop than a piece of weaponry.ISIS: We Nabbed an Iranian Drone
November 17, 2014
The battle between technology and nature has been ongoing for centuries, but sometimes technology tries to repair the damage.What is a Salmon Cannon?
Alex Chancey, The Daily Beast Video
November 10, 2014
As he set about to not only to repair them but to increase the value of his investments, he ran into serious problems.Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism
October 31, 2014
Historical Examples of repair
It'll cost him more than he'll ever get from my miserly uncle to repair it.Brave and Bold
I repair, then, fellow-citizens, to the post you have assigned me.
This day we had completed the repair of the wheels of half the drays.
Cost me thirteen dollars to repair one; vulcanize the tire, y'see.The Bacillus of Beauty
Could it be that they were about to repair the stained-glass panes?The Dream
Word Origin for repair
Word Origin for repair
"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.