verb (used with object)
to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend:
to repair a motor.
to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.:
to repair one’s health by resting.
to remedy; make good; make up for:
to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
to make amends for; compensate:
to repair a wrong done.
an act, process, or work of repairing:
to order the repair of a building.
an instance or operation of repairing:
to lay up a boat for repairs.
a repaired part or an addition made in repairing:
17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
repairs, (in bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) the part of maintenance expense that has been paid out to keep fixed assets in usable condition, as distinguished from amounts used for renewal or replacement.
the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing:
to keep in repair.
condition with respect to soundness and usability:
a house in good repair.
verb (used without object)
to betake oneself; go, as to a place:
He repaired in haste to Washington.
to go frequently or customarily.
a resort or haunt.
the act of going or going customarily; resort:
to have repair to the country.
Scot. Obsolete. a meeting, association, or crowd of people.
to restore (something damaged or broken) to good condition or working order
to heal (a breach or division) in (something): to repair a broken marriage
to make good or make amends for (a mistake, injury, etc)
the act, task, or process of repairing
a part that has been repaired
state or condition: in good repair
(usually foll by to) to go (to a place): to repair to the country
(usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, etc: to repair to one’s lawyer
(usually foll by from) (archaic) to come back; return
the act of going or returning
a haunt or resort
repair re·pair (rĭ-pâr’)
v. re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
To restore to a healthy or functioning condition after damage or injury. n.
Restoration of diseased or damaged tissues naturally or by surgical means.
noun 1. a person or thing that repairs. 2. Ceramics. a person who assembles the modeled parts of a piece and finishes the whole.
noun, plural repairmen [ri-pair-men, -muh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA) 1. a person whose occupation is the making of repairs, readjustments, etc. noun (pl) -men 1. a man whose job it is to repair machines, appliances, etc
[ri-pair-pur-suh n] /rɪˈpɛərˌpɜr sən/ noun 1. a person whose occupation is the making of repairs, readjustments, etc.
noun 1. a group of books, in a public or other free library, for which a borrower must pay a fee.