KJV Dictionary Definition: repair


REPA'IR, v.t. L. reparo; re and paro, to prepare. See Pare.

1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation or partial destruction; as, to repair a house, a wall or a ship; to repair roads and bridges. Temperance and diet may repair a broken or enfeebled constitution. Food repairs the daily waste of the body.

2. To rebuild a part decayed or destroyed; to fill up; as, to repair a breach.

3. To make amends, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

REPA'IR, n. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury or partial destruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or a city.

REPA'IR, v.i. To go to; to betake one's self; to resort; as, to repair to a sanctuary for safety.

Go, mount the winds and to the shades repair.

REPA'IR, n. The act of betaking one's self to any place; a resorting; abode.


REPA'IRABLE, a. That may be repaired; reparable.


REPA'IRED, pp. Restored to a good or sound state; rebuilt; made good.


REPA'IRER, n. One who repairs, restores or makes amends; as the repairer of decay.


REPA'IRING, ppr. Restoring to a sound state; rebuilding; making amends for loss or injury.