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Word of the Day 01/07/16 Repair

January 07, 2016

Repair (verb, noun)
repair [ri-pair]

verb (used with object)
1. to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.
2. to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.: to repair one's health by resting.
3. to remedy; make good; make up for: to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
4. to make amends for; compensate: to repair a wrong done.

5. an act, process, or work of repairing: to order the repair of a building.
6. Usually, repairs.
a. an instance or operation of repairing: to lay up a boat for repairs.
b. a repaired part or an addition made in repairing: 17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
7. 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.
8. the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing: to keep in repair.
9. condition with respect to soundness and usability: a house in good repair.

Can be confused

1. remodel, renovate.
2. patch, fix, amend. See renew.
3. retrieve, recoup. 4. redress.

1–3. break, destroy.

Origin: 1300-50; Middle English repairen < Middle French reparer < Latin reparāre, equivalent to re- re- + parāre to prepare; see pare

Repair (verb, noun)
repair [ri-pair]

verb (used without object)
1. to betake oneself; go, as to a place: He repaired in haste to Washington.
2. to go frequently or customarily.

3. a resort or haunt.
4. the act of going or going customarily; resort: to have repair to the country.
5. Scot. Obsolete. a meeting, association, or crowd of people.

Origin: 1300-50; Middle English repairen < Old French repairier to return < Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's fatherland; see repatriate

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