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.
SYNONYMS FOR repair
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Origin of repair1
synonym study for repair
OTHER WORDS FROM repairre·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 repairreparable, repairable
Definition for repair (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of repair2
Example sentences from the Web for repair
After two support cables failed in recent months, the radio observatory’s 305-meter-wide dish is damaged beyond repair, the National Science Foundation announced on November 19.Arecibo Observatory, an ‘icon of Puerto Rican science,’ will be demolished|Lisa Grossman|November 19, 2020|Science News
Even if the repairs were successful, there would be no way to guarantee long-term stability.The second-largest radio telescope in the world is shutting down|Neel Patel|November 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Meanwhile, Nana estimates that the appliance repair market is a $4 billion opportunity, with some 80 million appliances in need to being serviced annually in the US.Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair|Ingrid Lunden|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Without access to wireless data that can be used in repairs, mechanics who aren’t employed by the car’s manufacturer would be unable to repair components of the vehicle connected to remote servers.All the ways the 2020 election has influenced science policy so far|Kate Baggaley|November 6, 2020|Popular Science
In March, about 65 percent of city voters signed off on Measure C, a hotel-tax increase aimed at funding a Convention Center expansion, homeless initiatives and road repairs.Demand for Housing Solutions Has Reached New Heights|Lisa Halverstadt|November 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The buildings under metal braces will be repaired; those jacked up with wooden planks will likely not.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result is a massive backlog of aircraft that must be repaired.
Time will tell if the friendships frayed by this conflict will ever be repaired.
Most of these cracks had been repaired, but not to the satisfaction of Boleyn and Prouty.The Government’s Cheap, Dishonest Campaign Against the Chinatown Bus Industry|Jim Epstein|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The shutdown is over but its harm to the military still needs to be repaired.With the Govt Open it’s Time to Repair National Security|Andrew Borene|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The worst of all, however, is the hammering when the cracks in the deck are being repaired and filled up with pitch.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
I had it repaired, and take my eggs to the hatcheries and my produce to Rosewater three times a week.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
She was, however, afterwards got off the rocks and repaired, and is now a very serviceable vessel in the colony.
Strachan departed highly elated, and repaired to a carpenter shop, where he ordered ten rough coffins made.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
My mother's ancestors lived there; and once, when the house was being repaired, she took me in to show me the old place.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell