repair

Meanings

Verb

Noun

  • The act of repairing something.
  • The result of repairing something.
  • The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.
  • The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
  • A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.

Origin

  • Coined between 1300 and 1350 from Middle English repairen, from Middle French reparer, from Latin reparĊ ("renew, repair").
  • From Middle English repairen ("to return"), from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriare ("to return to one's country"), from re- + patria. Cognate to repatriate.
  • From re- + pair.

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