repair

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1re·pair

verb \ri-ˈper\

Definition of REPAIR

intransitive verb
1
a :  to betake oneself :  go <repaired to the judge's chambers>
b :  to come together :  rally
2
obsolete :  return

Origin of REPAIR

Middle English, from Anglo-French repairer to go back, return from Late Latin repatriare to go home again, from Latin re- + patria native country — more at expatriate
First Known Use: 14th century

2repair

noun

Definition of REPAIR

1
:  the act of repairing :  resort
2
:  a popular gathering place

First Known Use of REPAIR

14th century

3repair

verb

Definition of REPAIR

transitive verb
1
a :  to restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken :  fix <repair a shoe>
b :  to restore to a sound or healthy state :  renew <repair his strength>
2
:  to make good :  compensate for :  remedy <repair a gap in my reading>
intransitive verb
:  to make repairs
re·pair·abil·i·ty \-ˌper-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·pair·able \-ˈper-ə-bəl\ adjective
re·pair·er \-ˈper-ər\ noun

Origin of REPAIR

Middle English, from Anglo-French reparer, from Latin reparare, from re- + parare to prepare — more at pare
First Known Use: 14th century

4repair

noun

Definition of REPAIR

1
a :  an instance or result of repairing
b :  the act or process of repairing
c :  the replacement of destroyed cells or tissues by new formations
2
a :  relative condition with respect to soundness or need of repairing
b :  the state of being in good or sound condition

First Known Use of REPAIR

15th century

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