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6 definitions found
 for repair
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The king sent a proclamation for their repair to
              their houses.                         --Clarendon.
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     2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort. [R.]
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              There the fierce winds his tender force assail
              And beat him downward to his first repair. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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              I thought . . . that he repaire should again.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     2. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to
        sanctuary for safety. --Chaucer.
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              Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair.
                                                    --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Secret refreshings that repair his strength.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Do thou, as thou art wont, repair
              My heart with gladness.               --Wordsworth.
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     2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to
        indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
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              I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear. --Shak.
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     Syn: To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve;
          recruit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Sunk down and sought repair
              Of sleep, which instantly fell on me. --Milton.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  repair
      n 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]
      v 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "repair":
     adjust, adjustment, amends, apply, atone, atone for, bad condition,
     brighten up, brush up, case, cobble, commission, compensate,
     compensation, condition, correction, darn, do up, doctor, estate,
     expiate, fare, fettle, fitness, fix, fix up, fixing, form, freshen,
     furbish, furbish up, give satisfaction, go, good condition, hie,
     improvement, journey, kilter, live down, make amends,
     make compensation, make good, make matters up, make reparation,
     make right, make up for, making right, mend, mending, nick, order,
     overhaul, overhauling, pass, patch, patch up, pay the forfeit,
     pay the penalty, polish, polish up, proceed, process, propitiate,
     push on, put in commission, put in order, put in repair,
     put in shape, put right, ready, rebuild, recap, recompense,
     recondition, reconstruct, rectification, recur, redeem, redress,
     refer, remedy, renew, renewal, renovate, renovation, repairing,
     reparation, restoration, restore, retouch, retread, revamp, revive,
     rub up, run, satisfaction, satisfy, service, set right,
     set to rights, sew up, shape, shine, spruce, spruce up, square it,
     square things, state, tinker, tinker up, tone up, touch up, travel,
     trim, troubleshooting, turn, vamp, vamp up, wend
  
  

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