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Revival definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REVI'VAL, n. [from revive.]
1. Return, recall or recovery to life from death or apparent death; as the revival of a drowned person.
2. Return or recall to activity from a state of languor; as the revival of spirits.
3. Recall, return or recovery from a state of neglect, oblivion, obscurity or depression; as the revival of letters or learning.
4. Renewed and more active attention to religion; an awakening of men to their spiritual concerns.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the Gothic revival in architecture" [syn: revival, resurgence, revitalization, revitalisation, revivification]
2: an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion [syn: revival, revival meeting]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1651 1. an act or instance of reviving ; the state of being revived: as a. renewed attention to or interest in something b. a new presentation or publication of something old c. (1) a period of renewed religious interest (2) an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings 2. restoration of force, validity, or effect (as to a contract)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or an instance of reviving; the process of being revived. 2 a new production of an old play etc. 3 a revived use of an old practice, custom, etc. 4 a a reawakening of religious fervour. b a series of evangelistic meetings to promote this. 5 restoration to bodily or mental vigour or to life or consciousness.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Revival Re*viv"al, n. [From Revive.] The act of reviving, or the state of being revived. Specifically: (a) Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature. (b) Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature. (c) Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest. (d) Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like. (e) Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture. (f) Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion. (g) (Law) Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc. (h) Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification, 2.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(revivals) 1. When there is a revival of something, it becomes active or popular again. This return to realism has produced a revival of interest in a number of artists... N-COUNT: oft N of n 2. A revival is a new production of a play, an opera, or a ballet. ...John Clement's revival of Chekhov's 'The Seagull'. N-COUNT 3. A revival meeting is a public religious event that is intended to make people more interested in Christianity. He toured South Africa organizing revival meetings. N-UNCOUNT: usu N n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Resuscitation, revivification, reanimation, quickening. 2. Reproduction, restoration.

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