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, reparationnoun

    the act of putting something in working order again

  2. repairnoun

    a formal way of referring to the condition of something

    "the building was in good repair"

  3. haunt, hangout, resort, repair, stamping groundverb

    a frequently visited place

  4. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onverb

    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, indemnifyverb

    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, resortverb

    move, travel, or proceed toward some place

    "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

  7. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amendverb

    set straight or right

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

  8. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyverb

    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. Repairverb

    to return

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

  2. Repairverb

    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. Repairnoun

    the act of repairing or resorting to a place

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

  4. Repairnoun

    place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort

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

  5. Repairverb

    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. Repairverb

    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. Repairnoun

    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. Repairnoun

    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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    Daniel
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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. Wayne Dolcefino:

    We have a school district that is broke -- without libraries and in desperate need of repair -- yet we’re going to spend $1.2 million to re-name these schools? at the end of the day, if we can’t figure out that every penny we have should be spent to prepare our children for the future rather than litigating what people did 150 years ago . . . we’re in trouble.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    That's what we seek in these next two weeks -- not simply an agreement to roll back the pollution we put into the skies, but an agreement that helps us lift people from poverty without condemning the next generation to a planet that is beyond its capacity to repair.

  3. Jake Nelson:

    Our interstate infrastructure is crumbling. We can't afford to even fill potholes and repair bridges, which is why Vision Zero is so important because we have scarce resources and we need to invest wisely.

  4. Anne Chapas:

    Waxes and other types of sealants repair the lips by sealing in moisture and helps prevent evaporation of water from our lips, you want to use your lip balm regularly, a couple times a day, and look for ones that have SPF 30. Remember, sun damage occurs on the lips as well as the rest of our body- all year round.

  5. Judy Lubin:

    When you see white working-class Americans saying that I'm benefiting and my family is getting help from the Affordable Care Act, you start to hear 'repair' not 'repeal,' whites standing up in support of a policy changes the dynamics of the conversation.

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