(Old English) repairen, (Old French) repairier to return, from (Latin) repatriare to return to one's contry, to go home again; prefix re- re- + patria native country, from pater father. See Father, and confer Repatriate.
(Old French) repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.
1. To return. (obsolete) 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.
imperfect & past participle Repaired (-prd"); present participle & verbal noun Repairing., (French) réparer, (Latin) reparare; prefix re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare, and confer Reparation.
1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [Rare] Chaucer. The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon.2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort. [Rare] There the fierce winds his tender force assail And beat him downward to his first repair. Dryden.
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. (Shakespeare)
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.
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repair (plural repairs) 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.
repair (third-person singular simple present repairs, present participle repairing, simple past and past participle repaired) 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 Milton secret refreshings that repair his strength Wordsworth Do thou, as thou art wont, repair / My heart with gladness. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for. to repair a loss or damage Shakespeare I'll repair the misery thou dost bear.
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