mend

  • 1 mend — [mend] noun on the mend improving again after being weak: • The economy is now on the mend. * * * Ⅰ. mend UK US /mend/ verb [T] ► UK to repair something that is broken or not working: »They re sending someone round to mend the photocopier …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 mend — vb Mend, repair, patch, rebuild are comparable when they mean to put into good or fitting order something that is injured, damaged, or defective. Mend basically implies a freeing from faults or defects {mend your manners} {the wound mended… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 mend — [mend] vt. [ME menden, aphetic < amenden,AMEND] 1. to repair (something broken, torn, or worn); restore to good condition; make whole; fix 2. to make better; improve; reform; set right [to mend one s manners] 3. to atone for; make amends for:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Mend — (m[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mending}.] [Abbrev. fr. amend. See {Amend}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 mend — ► VERB 1) restore to the correct or working condition. 2) improve. ► NOUN ▪ a repair in a material. ● mend (one s) fences Cf. ↑mend one s fences ● on the mend …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 mend — [mend] verb [T] British I to repair something that is broken or damaged Have you mended the gate?[/ex] II noun mend [mend] be on the mend to be getting better after an illness[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 7 Mend — Mend, v. i. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved; to recover; to heal. Shak. [1913 Webster +PJC] {on the mend} pred. a. recovering from an illness or injury. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 MEND — bezeichnet: eine nigerianische Rebellengruppe, siehe Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta eine palästinensische Nicht Regierungs Organisation, siehe Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärun …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 mend — index ameliorate, amend, cure, develop, emend, fix (repair), meliorate, progress …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 mend — n. reform; repair; act of repairing; state of healing or improvement v. repair; improve; be improved; recuperate (from an illness) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 mend — [v] correct, improve, fix aid, ameliorate, amend, better, condition, convalesce, cure, darn, doctor, emend, fiddle with, gain, get better, get well, heal, knit, look up, overhaul, patch, perk up, ready, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, recover …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 mend(ā, -om) —     mend(ā, om)     English meaning: defect, flaw     Deutsche Übersetzung: “Fehler, Körperfehler, Gebrechen” (also “Makel, Fleck”?)     Material: O.Ind. mindü “Körperfehler” (for *mandü after nindü “reprimand”); Lat. mendum, menda “fault,… …

    Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • 13 Mendæan — Mendæan, aite see Mandæan, Mandaite …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 mend — mend1 [mend] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(repair)¦ 2¦(become healthy)¦ 3 mend your ways 4 mend (your) fences 5¦(end a quarrel)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: amend] 1.) ¦(REPAIR)¦ [T] a) to repair a tear or hole in a piece of clothi …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 mend — [[t]me̱nd[/t]] mends, mending, mended 1) VERB If you mend something that is broken or not working, you repair it, so that it works properly or can be used. [V n] They took a long time to mend the roof... [V n] Somebody else lent me a pump and… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 mend — mend1 [ mend ] verb 1. ) transitive to repair a tear or hole in a piece of clothing: FIX: These socks need to be mended. a ) BRITISH to repair something that is broken or damaged so that it can be used again: The gate needs to be mended so it… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 mend — mendable, adj. /mend/, v.t. 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… …

    Universalium

  • 18 mend — com·mend; com·mend·able; com·mend·ably; com·mend·ing·ly; mend·er; rec·om·mend·able; rec·om·mend·a·to·ry; un·mend·able; mend; rec·om·mend; com·mend·able·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 19 mend — I UK [mend] / US verb Word forms mend : present tense I/you/we/they mend he/she/it mends present participle mending past tense mended past participle mended * 1) a) [transitive] to repair a tear or hole in a piece of clothing These socks need to… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 mend — 1 verb 1 REPAIR (T) a) to repair a tear or hole in a piece of clothing: My father used to mend our shoes. b) BrE to repair something that is broken or not working; fix 1 (1): When are you going to mend that light in the hall? 2 BECOME HEALTHY (I) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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