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repairs

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repair \Re*pair"\ (r?-p?r"), verb (used without an object) [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.]

I thought . . . that he repaire should again. --Chaucer.

2. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety. --Chaucer.

Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair. --Pope.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repair \Re*pair"\, noun

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.

Sunk down and sought repair Of sleep, which instantly fell on me. --Milton.

2. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repair \Re*pair"\, noun [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See {Repair} to go.]

1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.] --Chaucer.

The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. --Clarendon.

2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort. [R.]

There the fierce winds his tender force assail And beat him downward to his first repair. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repair \Re*pair"\, verb (used with an object) [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, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.

Secret refreshings that repair his strength. --Milton.

Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with gladness. --Wordsworth.

2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear. --Shak.

Syn: To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve; recruit.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

repair

noun

1: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: {repair}, {fix}, {fixing}, {fixture}, {mend}, {mending}, {reparation}]

2: a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"

3: a frequently visited place [syn: {haunt}, {hangout}, {resort}, {repair}, {stamping ground}]

verb

1: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please" [syn: {repair}, {mend}, {fix}, {bushel}, {doctor}, {furbish up}, {restore}, {touch on}] [ant: {break}, {bust}]

2: make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident" [syn: {compensate}, {recompense}, {repair}, {indemnify}]

3: move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods" [syn: {repair}, {resort}]

4: set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight" [syn: {rectify}, {remediate}, {remedy}, {repair}, {amend}]

5: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health" [syn: {animate}, {recreate}, {reanimate}, {revive}, {renovate}, {repair}, {quicken}, {vivify}, {revivify}]


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