Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To go to a (specified) place; betake one's self; resort: as, to repair to a sanctuary for safety.
  • To return.
  • noun Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial destruction; supply of loss; reparation.
  • noun Good or sound condition kept up by repairing as required; with a qualifying term, condition as regards repairing: as, a building in good or bad repair.
  • noun Reparation for wrong; amends.
  • noun Attire; apparel.
  • To restore to a sound, good, or complete state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; restore; renovate.
  • To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; give indemnity for; make good: as, to repair a loss or damage.
  • To fortify; defend.
  • To recover, or get into position for offense again, as a weapon.
  • Synonyms To mend, refit, retouch, vamp (up), patch, tinker (up).
  • noun The act of betaking one's self to a (specified) place; a resorting.
  • noun A place to which one repairs; haunt; resort.
  • noun Probably, an invitation or a return.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To return.
  • intransitive verb To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
  • noun rare The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
  • noun rare Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
  • transitive verb To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend.
  • transitive verb To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
  • noun Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation.
  • noun Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of repairing something.
  • noun The result of repairing something.
  • noun The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
  • verb To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
  • verb to pair again
  • noun An act of going on vacation.
  • noun A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
  • verb To transfer oneself to another place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a frequently visited place
  • noun a formal way of referring to the condition of something
  • verb set straight or right
  • verb move, travel, or proceed toward some place
  • verb give new life or energy to
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
  • noun the act of putting something in working order again

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Coined between 1300 and 1350 from Middle English repairen, from Middle French reparer, from Latin reparō ("renew, repair").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From re- +‎ pair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English repairen ("to return"), from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatrire ("to return to one's country"), from re- + patria ("homeland"). Cognate to repatriate.

Examples

  • Description: black 4dr sedan,300se, all the toys, sold new/54000 looks great owend by one family, car starts; engine fine needs trans. coolant line repair@ tires; will sell for parts or repair can be seen in franklin!

    The Money Times

  • Sullivan KM, Lorenz HP, Adzick NS: A model of human fetal skin repair is deficient in transforming growth factor beta.

    CHOP scarless fetal wound healing publications

  • Lorenz HP, Longaker MT, Whitby DJ, Harrison MR, Adzick NS: Scarless fetal skin repair is intrinsic to the fetal fibroblast.

    CHOP scarless fetal wound healing publications

  • If it leaks, the repair is usually as easy as adding some caulking at the inside of the shower at the intersection between the wall and the base.

    2009 July | Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

  • They were very apologetic, and immediately dispatched a repairman -- the word "repair," as it's affixed to the front portion of his name, suggesting that the man would remedy the calamitous dearth of high definition Uzbekistani infomercials that were once a part of our lives.

    Martin Marks: Your Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

  • If it leaks, the repair is usually as easy as adding some caulking at the inside of the shower at the intersection between the wall and the base.

    Finding Shower Leaks | Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

  • They were very apologetic, and immediately dispatched a repairman -- the word "repair," as it's affixed to the front portion of his name, suggesting that the man would remedy the calamitous dearth of high definition Uzbekistani infomercials that were once a part of our lives.

    Martin Marks: Your Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

  • If it leaks, the repair is usually as easy as adding some caulking at the inside of the shower at the intersection between the wall and the base.

    2009 July 21 | Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

  • If it leaks, the repair is usually as easy as adding some caulking at the inside of the shower at the intersection between the wall and the base.

    Reuben's Home Inspection Blog

  • KING: I want to send my very best to dame Elizabeth Taylor, going into the hospital for what she describes as the repair of a leaky heart valve.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2009

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