What does repair mean?

Definitions for repair
rɪˈpɛərre·pair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation(noun)

    the act of putting something in working order again

  2. repair(noun)

    a formal way of referring to the condition of something

    "the building was in good repair"

  3. haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping ground(verb)

    a frequently visited place

  4. 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"

  5. compensate, recompense, repair, indemnify(verb)

    make amends for; pay compensation for

    "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

  6. repair, resort(verb)

    move, travel, or proceed toward some place

    "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

  7. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend(verb)

    set straight or right

    "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"

  8. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify(verb)

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repair(verb)

    to return

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  2. Repair(verb)

    to go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  3. Repair(noun)

    the act of repairing or resorting to a place

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  4. Repair(noun)

    place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  5. Repair(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  6. Repair(verb)

    to make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  7. Repair(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

  8. Repair(noun)

    condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair

    Etymology: [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repair

    rē-pār′, v.i. to betake one's self to: to go: to resort.—n. a retreat or abode. [O. Fr. repairer, to return to a haunt—Low L. répatriāre, to return to one's country—L. re-, back, patria, native country.]

  2. Repair

    rē-pār′, v.t. to restore after injury: to make amends for: to make good, as a loss: to mend: (Spens.) to recover into position, as a weapon.—n. restoration after injury or decay: supply of loss.—ns. Repair′er, one who restores or amends; Repair′ment; Reparabil′ity.—adj. Rep′arable, that may be repaired.—adv. Rep′arably.—n. Reparā′tion, repair: supply of what is wasted: amends.—adj. Repar′ative, amending defect or injury.—n. that which restores to a good state: that which makes amends. [O. Fr. reparer—L. reparārere-, again, parāre, to prepare.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. repair

    The restoration of an item to serviceable condition through correction of a specific failure or unserviceable condition.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'repair' in Nouns Frequency: #1513

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'repair' in Verbs Frequency: #762

How to pronounce repair?

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How to say repair in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repair in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of repair in a Sentence

  1. Todd Semonite:

    It's not something we even planned on doing in any kind of disaster, we don't do grid repair.

  2. Hoyt Sherman:

    So the assumption was it was tucked away there either because it needed some repair work or the content, because it is a full backside nude of Venus de Milo and another cherub sans clothing.

  3. Dennys Nieto:

    In the air I feel it's this we're all breathing. This is why I want to leave from here, i want to go somewhere that is far from the refineries so that I can repair my life, repair my health and live better.

  4. Jason Potts:

    Trust in sending that person down below the water line to accomplish the mission, to repair a ship, you consider the fact that we send our divers down to replace 55,000-pound propellers on a submarine, and we send that submarine to sea to go out and support our combatant commanders on that one person's or two people's word that that ship is ready to go. That's an immense amount of trust.

  5. Frank A. Clark:

    There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.

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