• Kate, Constance and Willy with their repaired treasures
    Kate, Constance and Willy with their repaired treasures
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n repairer a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
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Emily repairs Will's trousers Emily repairs Will's trousers
"No repairs allowed." "No repairs allowed."
Repairs Repairs

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Repairer One who, or that which, repairs, restores, or makes amends.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repairer One who or that which repairs, restores, or makes amends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Repairer one who restores or amends
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.”
  • George Washington
    “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.”
  • Proverb
    “A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honor.”
  • Billy Rose
    Billy Rose
    “Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.”
  • Frank A. Clark
    “There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reparer—L. reparārere-, again, parāre, to prepare.


In literature:

Repair of the walls of Rome 158 26.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
He found it necessary to open Wood creek, and to repair the roads and bridges which Schuyler had broken up.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
H. and Max have bought a large yawl and are busy on the lake-bank repairing it and fitting it with lockers.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
He left them there and repaired to the big gates of the main corral.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
I had made a false move in the game, and the only thing to do was to repair it.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
On the second day out the carpenter began the repairs on the crushed whale-boat, using lumber which we carried for such purposes.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
We also sent a number of broken axes to Slave Lake to be repaired.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
Its mechanism could be repaired.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
The earls of Argyle, Annandale, and Breadalbane, withdrew from their councils and repaired to England.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
He examined the castle, questioned the lieutenants, and at once took steps to repair the damage done by the fire.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield

In poetry:

Thy loss can never be repaired;
I shall not know again
While life remains, the peaceful joy
That filled my spirit then.
"An Orphan's Lament" by Anne Bronte
To her good JANE, with kindly yearn
For BILL'S increasing pain,
Repaired in secrecy to learn
How best to make her plain.
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And see! along each different way,
To yonder temple fair,
With soft, slow step, and solemn mien,
The village folk repair.
"Sabbath" by James Avis Bartley
"For angry spirits of the night
Ride in the troubled air,
And to their dens, in wild affright,
The beasts of prey repair.
"Night Scenes Of Other Times" by Joanna Baillie
Come, Magdalen, and bind my hair,
And put me on my sad array;
I to my father's house repair,
And hear his final doom to-day.
"Vignette - VII" by Matilda Betham
Thus to his place he doth repair,
Appointed for his throne,
Where he will sit to judge, and where
He'll count with every one.
"Of Judgement" by John Bunyan

In news:

And he's well on his way to earning his degree in auto repair from Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
There are few things more frustrating than spending good money on a car repair and getting a sloppy job in return.
SAIC's services will include a broad variety of new construction projects and maintenance and repair projects.
It was repaired and sent out again Thursday afternoon on a course for Hawaii.
PHOTOS Historic Everglades City Hall a town bedrock after Wilma repairs.
Madame Tussauds to repair beheaded Hitler.
Bellows Falls Citizens Push for Bridge Repairs.
Repair Work on Broken Levee Nearing Completion.
James Weaver, Port Orchard Development director, hopes to repair the bridge as part of the trail.
Measure ES is a $385 million bond to supposedly pay for repairs and renovation of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) facilities.
West Mecklenburg, West Charlotte and Myers Park high schools are repairing aged, wooden bleachers at their stadiums, forcing CMS officials to move nine games.
Expenses are not limited to Air Force One, which costs $179,750 an hour for "fuel, flight consumables, depot repairs, aircraft overhaul and engine overhaul," according to the Pentagon.
But that is all contingent on their ability to raise at least $3.5 million for repairs at the former Roosevelt Middle School.
Superior Auto Parts & Repair Click to View Superior Auto Parts & Repair.
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Vaccum Cleaners of Idaho repairs every major brand of vacuum cleaners in their shop, with most repairs ready to go by the next day.

In science:

Regenerating codes (b) Erasure correcting codes (delayed repair) (a) Erasure correcting codes (immediate repair) Figure 1.
Repairing Multiple Failures with Coordinated and Adaptive Regenerating Codes
Hence, we define coordinated regenerating codes that fill the gap between the two aforementioned approaches by achieving simultaneous repairs without decoding (Figure 4).
Repairing Multiple Failures with Coordinated and Adaptive Regenerating Codes
MCR Codes define MSR-like codes that support multiple repair at once and MFR codes show that MSR codes can be turned into adaptive codes.
Repairing Multiple Failures with Coordinated and Adaptive Regenerating Codes
Yet, MCR Codes only consider the Minimum Storage point and assume that all transfers are equal without proving it (i.e., β = β (cid:48) ); and MFR codes are not optimal when repairing more than one failure.
Repairing Multiple Failures with Coordinated and Adaptive Regenerating Codes
We consider code-based approaches to redundancy since they have been proven to be more efficient than replication with respect to both storage and repair costs .
Repairing Multiple Failures with Coordinated and Adaptive Regenerating Codes