repair

  • 1 Repair — Re*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repaired} ( p?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repairing}.] [F. r[ e]parer, L. reparare; pref. re re + parare to prepare. See {Pare}, and cf. {Reparation}.] 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 repair — I noun adjustment, alteration, amelioration, betterment, correction, cure, fixing, improvement, melioration, mending, overhaul, patching, reanimation, reassembling, reconditioning, reconstruction, recovery, rectification, redintegration,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Repair — Re*pair , n. 1. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city. [1913 Webster] Sunk down and sought repair… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 repair — repair1 [ri per′] vt. [ME repairen < OFr reparer < L reparare < re , again + parare, to get ready, PREPARE] 1. to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix 2. to renew; restore; revive [to repair one s health] 3. to …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Repair — Re*pair , n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See {Repair} to go.] 1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Place …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 7 repair — Ⅰ. repair [1] ► VERB 1) restore (something damaged, worn, or faulty) to a good condition. 2) set right (a rift in relations). ► NOUN 1) the action of repairing. 2) a result of this. 3) the relative ph …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …

    Word origins

  • 9 Repair — Re*pair (r? p?r ), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one s contry, to go home again; pref. re re + patria native country, fr. pater father. See {Father}, and cf. {Repatriate}.] 1. To return. [Obs.] [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 repair — [n] restoration, fixing adjustment, darn, improvement, mend, new part, overhaul, patch, reconstruction, reformation, rehabilitation, replacement, substitution; concepts 513,700,824 Ant. breaking, damage, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, neglect,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 repair — repair. См. репаративный синтез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 12 repair — vb *mend, patch, rebuild Analogous words: remedy, redress, amend, emend, rectify, *correct: *renew, renovate, refurbish, restore …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 repair — ▪ I. repair re‧pair 1 [rɪˈpeə ǁ ˈper] verb [transitive] 1. to fix something that is damaged, broken, or not working properly: • All the cranes were inspected and repaired before federal safety officials arrived. 2. to try to remove the damage a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 repair — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ extensive, major ▪ minor ▪ essential, necessary, vital ▪ emergency …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 repair */*/ — I UK [rɪˈpeə(r)] / US [rɪˈper] verb [transitive] Word forms repair : present tense I/you/we/they repair he/she/it repairs present participle repairing past tense repaired past participle repaired 1) to fix something that is broken or damaged… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 repair — re|pair1 [ rı per ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to fix something that is broken or damaged: Little seems to have been done to repair the bridges. He had two operations to repair torn ligaments in his left knee. repair the damage: The cost of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 repair — re|pair1 S3 [rıˈpeə US ˈper] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: reparer, from Latin reparare, from parare to prepare ] 1.) to fix something that is damaged, broken, split, or not working properly British Equivalent: mend ▪ Dad was up… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 repair — I n. process of restoring to working order 1) to do, make a repair (we have done the necessary repairs) 2) extensive, major; minor; necessary repairs 3) repairs to (the repairs to our roof cost one hundred dollars) 4) under repair (the road is… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 repair — 1 verb (T) 1 to fix something that is damaged, broken, or not working properly: I ll have to get the car repaired. | to repair a broken fence 2 formal to do something to remove the harm that your mistake or wrong action has caused: How can I… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 repair — 01. Our car broke down on our way to Banff, but luckily my friend is a mechanic, so he was able to [repair] it. 02. Our washing machine wasn t working very well, so my neighbor helped me to [repair] it using a book he had on fixing household… …

    Grammatical examples in English


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