Re*pair", v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Repaired (-p?rd"); p. pr. & vb.
n. Repairing.] [F. réparer, 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
Secret refreshings that repair his
Do thou, as thou art wont, repair Wordsworth.
My heart with gladness.
2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an
equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or
I 'll repair the misery thou dost
Syn. -- To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve;
Re*pair", n. [OF. repaire
retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.] 1.
The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.]
The king sent a proclamation for their repair to
their houses. Clarendon.
2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a
There the fierce winds his tender force assail
And beat him downward to his first 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
2. To go; to betake one's self; to resort;
ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
Go, mount the winds, and to the shades
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 Milton.
Of sleep, which instantly fell on me.
2. Condition with respect to soundness,
perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the
book is out of repair.