- To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
- to repair a house, a road, a shoe, a ship
- to repair a shattered fortune
- 1671, John Milton, “The Expression error: Unrecognized word "samson".”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398, page 44:
- Secret refreſhings, that repair his ſtrength,
- To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
- to repair a loss or damage
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i]:
- I'll repair the misery thou dost bear.
- See also Thesaurus:repair
to restore to good working order
- The act of repairing something.
- I took the car to the workshop for repair.
- The result of repairing something.
- If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork.
- The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
- The car was overall in poor repair before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent repair. But the other vehicle was beyond repair.
act of repairing something
result of repairing something
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repair (plural repairs)
- The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
- our annual repair to the mountains
- 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, OCLC 937919305:
- The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses.
- A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
- 1668, John Dryden, Annus Mirabilis: The Year of Wonders, M. DC. LXVI. […], London: […] Henry Herringman, […], OCLC 1064438096, (please specify the stanza number):
- There the fierce winds his tender force assail / And beat him downward to his first repair.
place to which one goes often
- To transfer oneself to another place.
- to repair to sanctuary for safety
- 1960 April, B. Perren, “Resorts for Railfans -30: Bournemouth”, in Trains Illustrated, page 239:
- [...] the train engine uncouples and either backs on to the up through line to await its next duty or repairs to the motive power depot.
to transfer oneself to another place
- to pair again
- Please try to repair the two earbuds to each other. Place both earbuds back into the charging case, wait for four seconds, then open it and see if they have been repaired with one another.
- repair in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- repair in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- “repair” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- “repair”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.