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Webster 1913 Edition


Revival

Re-viv′al

,
Noun.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Revival

REVI'VAL

,
Noun.
[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.

Definition 2023


revival

revival

English

Noun

revival (countable and uncountable, plural revivals)

  1. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived
  2. Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
  3. Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, such as drama or literature.
  4. Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
  5. A Christian religious meeting held to inspire active members of a church body or to gain new converts.
  6. Reanimation from a state of languor or depression; applied to health, a person's spirits, etc.
  7. Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
  8. Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.
    the revival of hot pants
  9. Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal.
    the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will
  10. Revivification, as of a metal.

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Spanish

Noun

revival m (plural revivales)

  1. revival