Mends



[mend] /mɛnd/

verb (used with object)
1.
to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing:
to mend old clothes; to mend a broken toy.
2.
to remove or correct defects or errors in.
3.
to set right; make better; improve:
to mend matters.
verb (used without object)
4.
to progress toward recovery, as a sick person.
5.
(of broken bones) to grow back together; knit.
6.
to improve, as conditions or affairs.
noun
7.
the act of ; repair or improvement.
8.
a mended place.
Idioms
9.
mend sail, Nautical. to refurl sails that have been badly furled.
Also, mend the furl.
10.
on the mend,

/mɛnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to repair (something broken or unserviceable)
2.
to improve or undergo improvement; reform (often in the phrase mend one’s ways)
3.
(intransitive) to heal or recover
4.
(intransitive) (of conditions) to improve; become better
5.
(transitive) (Northern English) to feed or stir (a fire)
noun
6.
the act of repairing
7.
a mended area, esp on a garment
8.
on the mend, becoming better, esp in health
v.

c.1200, “to repair,” from a shortened form of Old French amender (see amend). Meaning “to put right, atone for, amend (one’s life), repent” is from c.1300; that of “to regain health” is from early 15c. Related: Mended; mending.
n.

early 14c., “recompense, reparation,” from mend (v.). Meaning “act of mending; a repaired hole or rip in fabric” is from 1888. Phrase on the mend attested from 1802.

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