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Definitions of repair

  1. set straight or right; " remedy these deficiencies"; " rectify the inequities in salaries"; " repair an oversight"
  2. give new life or energy to; " A hot soup will revive me"; " This will renovate my spirits"; " This treatment repaired my health"
  3. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; " She repaired her TV set"; " Repair my shoes please"
  4. 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"
  5. the act of putting something in working order again
  6. move, travel, or proceed toward some place; " He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
  7. a frequently visited place
  8. a formal way of referring to the condition of something; " the building was in good repair"
  9. To return.
  10. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
  11. The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
  12. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
  13. 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.
  14. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
  15. 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.
  16. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.
  17. To go; as, to repair to one's home.
  18. To put in good condition again after injury; mend; remedy; make amends for; as, to repair an unkindness.
  19. Restoration after injury; usually plural; supply of loss; condition after use or restoration; as, the house is in good repair.
  20. Repairable.
  21. Repairer.
  22. To betake one's self to: to go: to resort.
  23. A retreat or abode.
  24. To restore after injury: to make amends for: to mend.
  25. Restoration after injury or decay: supply of loss.
  26. REPARABLY.
  27. Restoration; amends.
  28. To betake one's self to.
  29. To restore; mend; make amends for.
  30. To betake oneself; resort; return.
  31. Restoration; reparation.
  32. Condition after repairing.
  33. Restoration to a sound state; reparation.
  34. The act of betaking one's self to any place; a haunt.
  35. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, & c.; to rebuild a part decayed; to make amends or indemnify for.
  36. To betake one's self; to resort.
  37. To restore to a good state after decay or injury; to mend; to make amends for, as for an injury.
  38. Restoration after decay, waste, or injury; supply of loss.
  39. To resort to; to betake one's self; to return, as to one's den; to resort.
  40. A haunt or resort.
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Quotes of repair

  1. The road to ruin is always in good repair and the travellers pay the expense of it. – Josh Billings
  2. Minneapolis has two seasons: Road Removal and Snow Repair – Steven Brust
  3. At a time when we have much work to do to address our Nation's critical infrastructure, and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator. – Howard Coble
  4. The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline. – Norm Dicks
  5. You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently- and I think that is what is going to make the difference. – Patricia Hewitt
  6. Most of the locks and dams on the upper Mississippi River system are over 60 years old and many are in serious need of repair and rehabilitation. – Ron Kind
  7. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a judicial system, and this system needs a lot of repair Therefore, there is no need for Kentucky to start building another judicial system within the system, that we already have. – Sonny Landham
  8. I figured my body always would be able to repair itself. I think all of us believe that- until you begin to age and get hit with deteriorating joints. – Lee Majors
  9. The damage done to U. S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair – Camille Paglia
  10. Law is not a profession at all, but rather a business service station and repair shop. – Adlai Stevenson
  11. I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites. – Robert Towne
  12. Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair the rest is in the hands of God. – George Washington
  13. It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary. – Richard Whately
  14. Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. – William Butler Yeats

Usage examples for repair

  1. If wrong, I can easily repair the error. – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  2. There were two or three which had not been kept in repair and were deserted, and of course they were said to be haunted, and we were told of their ghosts, and why they walked, and when. – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  3. They set no watch, and made no attempt to repair the weak places in the walls. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  4. And it's always been kept in repair – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  5. O loss beyond repair – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  6. Now, listen to me: you flattered yourself that Albert would keep the promise he made your sister, that he would repair the wrong he had done her, by marrying her. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  7. I was sorry that we should not be able to repair our boat and continue our trip in her, but I saw that this would be impossible, and I asked Captain Jabe if he could take us to Brimley. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  8. Some I put right without much difficulty; others were quite beyond the possibility of repair – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  9. Unless you can repair some wrong, you are not bound to tell every little thing. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  10. It can come to nothing but ill; and in the mishap you may be hurt past repair – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  11. " Then, from all I know of such matters," replied he, " you were both in a very fair way to repair that mistake on her part. – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  12. All together they repair in the morning to a field, or to a garden, or to a tree, to feed upon fruits. – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  13. The master of the repair shop merely laughed at him, however. – Flight From Tomorrow by Henry Beam Piper
  14. What was more, the furniture, though old, was in perfect repair and the room looked as though it had been recently occupied. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. The house is in good repair and, as Mr. Hayne says, exactly like those built for officers' use. – The Deserter by Charles King
  16. Meanwhile your- ah- work crew will start to repair the one that is here. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  17. We put a sign in the window asking for a man to help on the repair work! – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  18. My Life is yours, nor would I ask the Gift, But to repair my Injuries to Hippolyta. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  19. He accepted the suggestion, and set himself, not without some success, to repair the injury the abuse had occasioned. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. I can repair this one in an hour. – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye

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