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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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, 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  repair 
  n  1:  the  act  of  putting  something  in  working  order  again  [syn:  {fix}, 
  {fixing},  {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}, 
  {stamping  ground}] 
  v  :  restore  by  replacing  a  part  or  putting  together  what  is 
  torn  or  broken;  "She  repaired  her  TV  set";  "Repair  my 
  shoes  please"  [syn:  {mend},  {fix},  {bushel},  {doctor},  {furbish 
  up},  {restore},  {touch  on}]  [ant:  {break}] 




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