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repair

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verb re·pair \ri-ˈper\

Definition of repair

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

  3. 2 obsolete :  return



Origin and Etymology 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


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repair

noun re·pair

Definition of repair

  1. 1 :  the act of repairing :  resort

  2. 2 :  a popular gathering place



14th Century

First Known Use of repair

14th century


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repair

verb re·pair

Definition of repair

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to make good :  compensate for :  remedy <repair a gap in my reading>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make repairs

repairability

play \-ˌper-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

repairable

play \-ˈper-ə-bəl\ adjective

repairer

play \-ˈper-ər\ noun


Origin and Etymology of repair

Middle English, from Anglo-French reparer, from Latin reparare, from re- + parare to prepare — more at pare


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of repair

mend, repair, patch, rebuild mean to put into good order something that is injured, damaged, or defective. mend implies making whole or sound something broken, torn, or injured <mended the torn dress>. repair applies to the fixing of more extensive damage or dilapidation <repaired the back steps>. patch implies an often temporary fixing of a hole or break with new material <patch worn jeans>. rebuild suggests making like new without completely replacing <a rebuilt automobile engine>.

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repair

noun re·pair

Definition of repair

  1. 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. 2 a :  relative condition with respect to soundness or need of repairing b :  the state of being in good or sound condition



15th Century

First Known Use of repair

15th century



REPAIR Defined for Kids

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repair

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verb re·pair \ri-ˈper\

Definition of repair for Students

repaired

repairing

  1. 1 :  to put back in good condition :  fix <Can you repair this broken toy?>

  2. 2 :  to make up for <I can't repair the damage I did to our friendship.>




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repair

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noun re·pair

Definition of repair for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of putting back in good condition

  2. 2 :  1condition 1 <The house is in good repair.>




Medical Dictionary

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repair

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transitive verb re·pair \ri-ˈpa(ə)r, -ˈpe(ə)r\

Medical Definition of repair

  1. :  to restore to a sound or healthy state <a surgical procedure to repair damaged tissue>




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repair

noun re·pair

Medical Definition of repair

  1. 1a:  the act or process of repairing <surgical repair of a detached retina>b:  an instance or result of repairing

  2. 2:  the replacement of destroyed cells or tissues by new formations





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