What does repair mean?

Definitions for repair
rɪˈpɛərre·pair

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word repair.

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. John F. Kennedy:

    The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

  2. Virginia Byers Kraus:

    We believe that an understanding of this' salamander-like' regenerative capacity in humans, and the critically missing components of this regulatory circuit, could provide the foundation for new approaches to repair joint tissues and possibly whole human limbs.

  3. Asim Rahman:

    We cannot accept the Board's decision to deny shareholders any opportunity to vote on it ... Technically the transaction does not require shareholder approval, but an endorsement by shareholders would provide an opportunity to repair market trust in the investment case.

  4. Monica Viego-Rodriguez:

    The mission is to restore power and that's what we're focusing on. Wednesday night, the Puerto Rico governor said the island will receive approximately $ 35 billion in federal aid. But he added that Puerto Rico is facing massive debt and won't be able to repay the money until 2022. Power crews say they have to prioritize – hospitals, police and fire stations, come first.Then communication facilities, water treatment plants, transportation providers and shelters.From there, utility crews repair infrastructure serving smaller groups and neighborhoods. People like Sol Vazquez, a law student who has been working the best she can with limited resources, also Skyped with Fox News this week. She said she has been seeing a mixed response from her friends and fellow students. I think everyone wants to get their electricity back, I don't think, at this point, they care who does it or how they do it, they just want to get the situation resolved.

  5. John White:

    These responses are intended as acts of repentance that will lead to lasting impact within our community, this is the beginning of the process of repair that will be ongoing.

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