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Meaning of MEND

Pronunciation:  mend

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

MEND is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
    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.
  2. \Mend\, v. i.
    To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become
    improved. --Shak.
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