Definition of Repair

1. Noun. The act of putting something in working order again.

Exact synonyms: Fix, Fixing, Fixture, Mend, Mending, Reparation
Generic synonyms: Improvement
Specialized synonyms: Darning, Patching, Care, Maintenance, Upkeep, Band Aid, Quick Fix, Quickie, Quicky, Restoration, Reconstruction, Restitution
Derivative terms: Fix, Fix, Fix, Mend, Mend

2. Verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken. "The men repair the chairs"; "Repair my shoes please"

3. Noun. A formal way of referring to the condition of something. "The building was in good repair"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

4. Verb. Make amends for; pay compensation for. "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
Exact synonyms: Compensate, Indemnify, Recompense
Generic synonyms: Pay
Specialized synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Compensation, Compensation, Indemnification, Indemnification, Indemnity, Reparation, Reparation

5. Noun. A frequently visited place.
Exact synonyms: Hangout, Haunt, Resort, Stamping Ground
Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Gathering Place
Derivative terms: Hang Out, Haunt

6. Verb. Move, travel, or proceed toward some place. "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
Exact synonyms: Resort
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Resort

7. Verb. Set straight or right. "Repair an oversight"
Exact synonyms: Amend, Rectify, Remediate, Remedy
Generic synonyms: Correct, Rectify, Right
Derivative terms: Amendable, Rectification, Rectifier, Remediation, Remedy, Reparation

8. Verb. Give new life or energy to. "This treatment repaired my health"

Definition of Repair

1. v. i. To return.

2. n. The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

3. v. t. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.

4. n. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.

Definition of Repair

1. Noun. The act of repairing something. ¹

2. Noun. The result of repairing something. ¹

3. Noun. The condition of something, in respect of need for repair. ¹

4. Verb. To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy. ¹

5. Noun. An act of going on vacation. ¹

6. Noun. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt. ¹

7. Verb. To transfer oneself to another place. ¹

8. Verb. to pair again ¹

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Definition of Repair

1. to restore to good condition [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Repair

1. 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune. "Secret refreshings that repair his strength." (Milton) "Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with gladness." (Wordsworth) 2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage. "I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear." (Shak) Synonym: restore, recover, renew, amend, mend, retrieve, recruit. Origin: F. Reparer, L. Reparare; pref. Re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare, and cf. Reparation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repair

repair (current term)
repair enzyme
repair nuclease
repair shed
repair shop

Literary usage of Repair

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Educational Research by Educational Research Association (U.S. (1921)
"MANUAL ARTS BASED ON HOME repair LOGAN R. FULLER District Vocational Officer, Federal Board for Vocational Education, New Orleans, Louisiana This study was ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Admitting that decided cases(a) have established the liability of the county to repair public bridges at common law ; yet such liability has never been ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Therapeutics means the principles and methods employed in the repair of the ... Now, the efficient repair of the mechanism of a human-made machine justly ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads by Horace Gay Wood (1885)
"It is its duty to keep it in repair, and it must ... 234, it was held that the duty of the company as to repair extends to the whole structure which they ..."

5. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"The resort to mechanical irritation of the medullary tissues as a means of accelerating bone repair, is an old procedure. ..."

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