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repair

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[ ri-pair ]
/ rɪˈpɛər /
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verb (used with object)
noun
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Origin of repair

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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

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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

Other definitions 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

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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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How to use repair in a sentence

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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