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MEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mend mean? 

MEND (noun)
  The noun MEND has 2 senses:

1. sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
2. the act of putting something in working order again

  Familiarity information: MEND used as a noun is rare.


MEND (verb)
  The verb MEND has 2 senses:

1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
2. heal or recover

  Familiarity information: MEND used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEND (noun)


Sense 1mend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mend; darn; patch

Context example:

her stockings had several mends

Hypernyms ("mend" is a kind of...):

sewing; stitchery (needlework on which you are working with needle and thread)


Sense 2mend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting something in working order again

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

fixing; repair; mend; mending; fix; reparation; fixture

Hypernyms ("mend" is a kind of...):

improvement (the act of improving something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mend"):

darning (the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads)

restitution (the act of restoring something to its original state)

reconstruction (the activity of constructing something again)

restoration (the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state)

band aid; quick fix; quickie; quicky (hurried repair)

care; maintenance; upkeep (activity involved in maintaining something in good working order)

patching (the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it)


MEND (verb)


Sense 1mend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

repair; mend; furbish up; fix; bushel; doctor; touch on; restore

Context examples:

She repaired her TV set / Repair my shoes please

Hypernyms (to "mend" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mend"):

heel; reheel (put a new heel on)

revamp; vamp (provide (a shoe) with a new vamp)

resole; sole (put a new sole on)

patch; patch up (mend by putting a patch on)

trouble-shoot (solve problems)

point; repoint (repair the joints of bricks)

cobble (repair or mend)

patch; piece (repair by adding pieces)

fill (plug with a substance)

fiddle; tinker (try to fix or mend)

darn (repair by sewing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They mend the cape


Sense 2mend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heal or recover

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

heal; mend

Context example:

My broken leg is mending

Hypernyms (to "mend" is one way to...):

ameliorate; better; improve; meliorate (get better)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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