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Mend \Mend\ (m[e^]nd), 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.

    You mend the jewel by the wearing it.

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


vb. (en-past of: mend)


Mended is the sixth overall solo studio album and second English studio album by American Latin pop singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, released on May 21, 2002 by Columbia Records and Sony Discos. It was re-released with two bonus tracks in 2003 as Mended: Bonus Tracks.

After going through several release date changes, Marc Anthony released his second English studio album, Mended in mid-2002, shortly after issuing Libre. Mended delivers more of Anthony's passionate, urgent songs of love and betrayal, destined for mass consumption. The album features the hit singles "I've Got You", the Spanish version "Te Tengo Aqui", "Love Won't Get Any Better," as well as the well-known single "Tragedy." Bruce Springsteen composed a song, "I'll Stand By You Always", for Marc Anthony but the song was omitted from the album for unknown reasons.

The album was certified Platinum by the CRIA in October 2002 (100,000 units) and the single "I've Got You" was featured on the 2002 compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 10.

Usage examples of "mended".

I would willingly have given him a good thrashing, but he was an old man, and that course would not have mended matters, so I kept my temper.

Silver light gleamed against the golden threads of the winged horse emblem on the sleeve so recently and meticulously mended by Ty.

It possessed a pleasant herby scent, and she felt her cares lightened, as though the salve mended more than the wound on her cheek, but her spirit, as well.

She adjusted her hold higher up on the grip to make it balance better, but she knew, even though her arm had mended well since the battle at the clearing, it would tire quickly.

Belburga bustled back to the table in a swirl of mended lace and rather odious pink velvet.

Unicorn healing had reclaimed the bodies of the Everclear villagers and mended the wounds of Leofwin and Wulfric.

On the next morning, the Queen herself brought the mended brigga back, slipping into his room like a servant lass.

A ship, too, has earthenware dishes, and when a storm throws them about and breaks them to shards, they must be mended and refired because pirate cooks cannot hasten to a bazaar to buy new.

I made a four-pound spiced ginger cake, baked some bread, mended my riding dress, cleaned up generally, wrote some letters with the hope that some day they might be posted and took a magnificent walk, reaching the cabin again in the melancholy glory which now immediately precedes the darkness.

After all, the limb was not set and mended by a professional, but by ignorantes, however well-meaning.

The warmth felt good on his leg, mended but still a little sore, and he sighed with contentment.

His shoulders stiffened beneath his many-times mended jacket, as if tensed against the grip of a hostile hand.

I shoved the print he had given me in front of him, unfolded the bush jacket, and pointed to the mended rip in the front of the short left sleeve.