repair


repair
repair1
repairable, adj.repairability, repairableness, n.
/ri pair"/, v.t.
1. to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.
2. to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.: to repair one's health by resting.
3. to remedy; make good; make up for: to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
4. to make amends for; compensate: to repair a wrong done.
n.
5. an act, process, or work of repairing: to order the repair of a building.
6. Usually, repairs.
a. an instance or operation of repairing: to lay up a boat for repairs.
b. a repaired part or an addition made in repairing: 17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
7. repairs, (in bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) the part of maintenance expense that has been paid out to keep fixed assets in usable condition, as distinguished from amounts used for renewal or replacement.
8. the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing: to keep in repair.
9. condition with respect to soundness and usability: a house in good repair.
[1300-50; ME repairen < MF reparer < L reparare, equiv. to re- RE- + parare to PREPARE; see PARE]
Syn. 1. remodel, renovate. 2. patch, fix, amend. See renew. 3. retrieve, recoup. 4. redress.
Ant. 1-3. break, destroy.
repair2
/ri pair"/, v.i.
1. to betake oneself; go, as to a place: He repaired in haste to Washington.
2. to go frequently or customarily.
n.
3. a resort or haunt.
4. the act of going or going customarily; resort: to have repair to the country.
5. Scot. Obs. a meeting, association, or crowd of people.
[1300-50; ME repairen < OF repairier to return < LL repatriare to return to one's fatherland; see REPATRIATE]

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  • Repair — Re*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repaired} ( p?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repairing}.] [F. r[ e]parer, L. reparare; pref. re re + parare to prepare. See {Pare}, and cf. {Reparation}.] 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — I noun adjustment, alteration, amelioration, betterment, correction, cure, fixing, improvement, melioration, mending, overhaul, patching, reanimation, reassembling, reconditioning, reconstruction, recovery, rectification, redintegration,… …   Law dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Sunk down and sought repair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — repair1 [ri per′] vt. [ME repairen < OFr reparer < L reparare < re , again + parare, to get ready, PREPARE] 1. to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix 2. to renew; restore; revive [to repair one s health] 3. to …   English World dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See {Repair} to go.] 1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • repair — Ⅰ. repair [1] ► VERB 1) restore (something damaged, worn, or faulty) to a good condition. 2) set right (a rift in relations). ► NOUN 1) the action of repairing. 2) a result of this. 3) the relative ph …   English terms dictionary

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   Word origins

  • Repair — Re*pair (r? p?r ), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one s contry, to go home again; pref. re re + patria native country, fr. pater father. See {Father}, and cf. {Repatriate}.] 1. To return. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — [n] restoration, fixing adjustment, darn, improvement, mend, new part, overhaul, patch, reconstruction, reformation, rehabilitation, replacement, substitution; concepts 513,700,824 Ant. breaking, damage, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • repair — repair. См. репаративный синтез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.


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