(noun, verb)


1. sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

- her stockings had several mends

Similar word(s): darn, patch

Definition categories: man–made, sewing, stitchery

2. the act of putting something in working order again

Similar word(s): fix, fixing, fixture, mending, repair, reparation

Definition categories: act, improvement

Sentences with mend as a noun:

- My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend.


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

Similar word(s): bushel, doctor, fix, repair, restore

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

2. heal or recover

- My broken leg is mending

Similar word(s): heal

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Sentences with mend as a verb:

- My trousers have a big rip in them and need mending.

- When your car breaks down, you can take it to the garage to have it mended.

- Her stutter was mended by a speech therapist.

- My broken heart was mended.