to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend:
to repair a motor.
to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.:
to repair one's health by resting.
to remedy; make good; make up for:
to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
to make amends for; compensate:
to repair a wrong done.
an act, process, or work of repairing:
to order the repair of a building.
an instance or operation of repairing:
to lay up a boat for repairs.
a repaired part or an addition made in repairing:
17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
repairs, (in bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) the part of maintenance expense that has been paid out to keep fixed assets in usable condition, as distinguished from amounts used for renewal or replacement.
the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing:
to keep in repair.
condition with respect to soundness and usability:
"to mend, to put back in order," late 14c., from O.Fr. reparer, from L. reparare "restore, put back in order," from re- "again" + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). The noun is attested from 1590s.
"go to" (a place), c.1300, from O.Fr. repairer "to frequent, return (to one's country)," earlier repadrer, from L.L. repatriare "return to one's own country" (see repatriate).
repair re·pair (rĭ-pâr') v.re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs To restore to a healthy or functioning condition after damage or injury. n. Restoration of diseased or damaged tissues naturally or by surgical means.