repair

1
[ri-pair]
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verb (used with object)

noun


Origin of repair

1
1300–50; Middle English repairen < Middle French reparer < Latin reparāre, equivalent to re- re- + parāre to prepare; see pare
Related formsre·pair·a·ble, adjectivere·pair·a·bil·i·ty, re·pair·a·ble·ness, nounnon·re·pair·a·ble, adjective
Can be confusedreparable repairable

Synonyms for repair

1. remodel, renovate. 2. patch, fix, amend. See renew. 3. retrieve, recoup. 4. redress.

Antonyms for repair

1–3. break, destroy.

repair

2
[ri-pair]

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

2
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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British Dictionary definitions for repairing

repair

1

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 Formsrepairable, adjectiverepairer, noun

Word Origin for repair

C14: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready

repair

2

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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Word Origin and History for repairing

repair

v.1

"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.

repair

v.2

"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.

repair

n.

1590s, "act of restoring, restoration after decay," from repair (v.1). Meaning "state or condition in respect to reparation" is from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

repairing in Medicine

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.
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