Definitions for: Mend


[n] sewing that repairs a worn or torn place in a garment
[v] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
[v] heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mended; p. pr. & vb. n.
Mending.] [Abbrev. fr. amend. See Amend.]
1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced,
decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay,
injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or
order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a
machine.

2. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence,
to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.

The best service they could do the state was to mend
the lives of the persons who composed it. --Sir W.
Temple.

3. To help, to advance, to further; to add to.

Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it
mends garden herbs and fruit. --Mortimer.

You mend the jewel by the wearing it. --Shak.

Syn: To improve; help; better; emend; amend; correct;
rectify; reform.


Mend, v. i.
To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become
improved. --Shak.

Synonyms: bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, heal, patch, repair, restore, touch on

Antonyms: break, bust

See Also: ameliorate, amend, better, cobble, darn, fill, heel, improve, meliorate, patch, patch up, piece, point, reheel, repoint, resole, revamp, sewing, sole, stitchery, trouble-shoot, vamp

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