Definition of repair noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpeə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈper//
The car industry
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  •  [countable, uncountable] an act of repairing something They agreed to pay the costs of any repairs. I took my bike in for repair. The building was in need of repair. a TV repair shop The car was damaged beyond repair (= it was too badly damaged to be repaired). The hotel is currently under repair (= being repaired). The bridge will remain closed until essential repair work has been carried out. See related entries: The car industry
  • Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparare, from re- ‘back’ + parare ‘make ready’.Extra examples I took my bike in for repair. Investment is needed to reduce the backlog of repairs. It is unlikely that the repairs will be completed on time. The barn was in a poor state of repair. The damage meant a nine-month repair job. The drivers carried small toolkits for making running repairs. The gearbox was damaged beyond repair. The highway is undergoing major repairs. The museum is currently closed for structural repairs. The tools are old but in good repair. They are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the buildings. They provide a 24-hour repair service. We were given a courtesy car to use while our car was under repair. Why don’t you get a TV repair man to have a look at it before you buy a new one? a repair yard for fishing boats nutrients needed for energy and tissue repair to carry out repairs to the railway track Over half the properties were in poor repair. The hotel is currently under repair. The old clock tower is in a poor state of repair. The paintings were in excellent repair. They agreed to pay for the cost of any repairs. Try to assess the general state of repair of the building. Try to keep your vehicle in good repair.Idioms
    in good, bad, etc. repair, in a good, bad, etc. state of repair
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    (formal) in good, etc. condition The house is not in good repair.
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