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.
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Origin of repair1
SYNONYMS FOR repair
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
Not repairing roads and bridges so much as spying on its citizens and collecting their data.Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay, Anti-NSA… and Running for Senate|David Freedlander|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When your business is owning, maintaining, and repairing the distribution channel, you have fewer options.
There is some maintenance problem in your home that you have put off repairing for a while.Clinton's Got It Wrong: Our Freedom is Our Right, Not Your Choice|Yousef Munayyer|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Buried in her speech was the word LeTaken, to repair, in the context of repairing Israeli society.
But with so many moving parts and so many judgments to be made regarding on-air talent, the task of repairing of CNN/U.Can Jeff Zucker, The Next CNN Worldwide Chief, Save the Network?|Lloyd Grove|November 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
My resolution thus taken, I lost no time in repairing to Commercy.Letters to Sir William Windham and Mr. Pope|Lord Bolingbroke
Several weeks were required for repairing the colonists' shallop, which was a means of more delay in the already very late season.William Bradford of Plymouth|Albert Hale Plumb
"Possibly they are repairing a vessel there," suggested Flint.Within The Enemy's Lines|Oliver Optic
The prediction is fulfilled; the bridge has begun to give way, and workmen are busy in repairing its arches.Letters of a Traveller|William Cullen Bryant
All this day employ'd repairing Sails, Rigging, Watering, etc.