Definitions for mendmɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mendmɛnd(v.t.)

  1. to make (something damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing:

    to mend clothes.

  2. to correct defects or errors in.

  3. to set right; make better; improve:

    to mend matters.

  4. (v.i.)to progress toward recovery, as a sick person.

  5. (of broken bones) to grow together; knit.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. to improve, as conditions or affairs.

  7. (n.)the act of mending; repair.

  8. a mended place.

Idioms for mend:

  1. mend one's fences,to strengthen or reestablish one's position by conciliation or negotiation.

    Category: Idiom

  2. on the mend, improving, esp. in health.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of mend:

1150–1200; ME, aph. var. of amenden amend

mend′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mend, patch, darn(noun)

    sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

    "her stockings had several mends"

  2. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation(verb)

    the act of putting something in working order again

  3. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

  4. mend, heal(verb)

    heal or recover

    "My broken leg is mending"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mend(verb)ɛnd

    to fix a hole in a piece of clothing

    to mend socks

  2. mendɛnd

    (of a broken bone) to grow back together

    It'll take a few months for the bone to mend.

  3. mendɛnd

    to fix a broken object

    Dad's mending my bike.

Wiktionary

  1. mend(Noun)

    A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.

  2. mend(Noun)

    The act of repairing.

    My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend.

  3. mend(Verb)

    To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.

  4. mend(Verb)

    To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.

  5. mend(Verb)

    To help, to advance, to further; to add to.

  6. mend(Verb)

    To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mend(verb)

    to repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine

  2. Mend(verb)

    to alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace

  3. Mend(verb)

    to help, to advance, to further; to add to

  4. Mend(verb)

    to grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved

Freebase

  1. Mend

    Mend is the critically acclaimed debut album by the Scottish band De Rosa. Released in June 2006, it was voted 16th in Mojo’s top 50 albums of 2006. It was recorded by Scottish producer Andy Miller.


Translations for mend

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mend(verb)

to put (something broken, torn etc) into good condition again; to repair

Can you mend this broken chair?

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