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Etymology 1

Coined between 1300 and 1350 from Middle English repairen, from Middle French reparer, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] reparāre (to renew, repair)

Noun

Singular
repair

Plural
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repair ({{{1}}})
  1. The act of repairing something.
    I took the car to the workshop for repair.
  2. The result of repairing something.
    If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork
  3. 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.
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Verb

Infinitive
to repair

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to repair (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.
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Etymology 2

Middle English repairen (to return), from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatrire (to return to one's country), from re- + patria (homeland). Cognate to repatriate.

Noun

Singular
repair

Plural
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repair ({{{1}}})
  1. An act of going on vacation.
    our annual repair to the mountains.
  2. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to repair

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to repair (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To transfer oneself to another place.
    I heard the visitors repair to their chambers. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte 1850.
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External links

  • repair” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • "repair" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
  • repair” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • repair” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

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