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- 1 English
- 1.1 Pronunciation
- 1.2 Etymology 1
- 1.3 Etymology 2
- 1.4 Etymology 3
- 1.5 Further reading
- 1.6 Anagrams
- To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
- to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship
- to repair a shattered fortune
- To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.
- to repair a loss or damage
- 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
- A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
place to which one goes often
- To transfer oneself to another place.
- to repair to sanctuary for safety
- (Can we date this quote?) Alexander Pope
- Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair.
- 1850, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
- I heard the visitors repair to their chambers.
- 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
- That finished, I repaired to my room, one flight up, and, after a thorough wash, seated myself, pipe in mouth, at the little window that opened on the Rue Garde. I had nothing more exciting on hand than to wait for word from Von Lindowe. I sincerely hoped that it would not be long, for it is not my forte to sit twiddling my thumbs.
- to pair again
- 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.