This page has 7 definitions of mend in English and Polish. Mend is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use mend in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
English mend definition
mend (plural mends)
- A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.
- The act of repairing.
- My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend.
- (transitive) To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement.
- My trousers have a big rip in them and need mending.
- (transitive) To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
- Her stutter was mended by a speech therapist.
- My broken heart was mended.
- 1685, William Temple, Of Gardens
- [they] therefore thought all the Service they could do to the State they live under , was to mend the Lives and Manners of particular Men that composed it
- (transitive) To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
- 1707, J[ohn] Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry; or, The Way of Managing and Improving of Land. […], 2nd edition, London: […] J[ohn] H[umphreys] for H[enry] Mortlock […], and J[onathan] Robinson […], published 1708, OCLC 13320837:
- Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it […] mends garden herbs and fruit.
- c. 1605–1608, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Tymon of Athens”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- You mend the jewel by the wearing it.
- 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
- But my lord was angry, and being disguised with liquor too, he would not let him go till they played more; and play they did, and the luck still went the same way; and my lord grew fierce over it, and cursed and drank, and that did not mend his luck you may be sure […]
- (intransitive) To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
- See also Thesaurus:repair
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- mend in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- mend in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- mend at OneLook Dictionary Search
Polish mend definition