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
verb (used without object)
Origin of repair2
Examples from the Web for 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|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Without the proper equipment to repair and operate the Mohajer-4 it may be more of a photo prop than a piece of weaponry.
The battle between technology and nature has been ongoing for centuries, but sometimes technology tries to repair the damage.
As he set about to not only to repair them but to increase the value of his investments, he ran into serious problems.
He had been several times on the very point of making a personal attempt to repair his failing fortunes beyond the Channel.Owen Glyndwr and the Last Struggle for Welsh Independence|Arthur Granville Bradley
At Melbourne; just as I had finished the repair of the ship.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
They are fond of salt, and repair in great numbers to the salines, or salt springs, that abound in all parts of America.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
The building had been standing for fifty years and was much out of repair.Glimpses of the Past|W. O. Raymond
But before another week had passed an effectual end was put for many a day to all plans for the "repair of the cathedral."Old St. Paul's Cathedral|William Benham
Word Origin for repair
Word Origin for repair
"to mend, to put back in order," mid-14c., from Old French reparer "repair, mend" (12c.), from Latin reparare "restore, put back in order," from re- "again" (see re-) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). Related: Repaired; 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.