noun res·ur·rec·tion \ˌre-zə-ˈrek-shən\

in Christianity the Resurrection : the event told about in the Bible in which Jesus Christ returned to life after his death

the resurrection : the event told about in the Bible in which dead people will be brought back to life before the day of final judgment

: the act of causing something that had ended or been forgotten or lost to exist again, to be used again, etc.

Full Definition of RESURRECTION

a capitalized :  the rising of Christ from the dead
b often capitalized :  the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment
c :  the state of one risen from the dead
Christian Science :  a spiritualization of thought :  material belief that yields to spiritual understanding
res·ur·rec·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective


  1. He was enjoying the resurrection of his career.
  2. a resurrection of an old theory


Middle English resurreccioun, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin resurrection-, resurrectio act of rising from the dead, from resurgere to rise from the dead, from Latin, to rise again, from re- + surgere to rise — more at surge
First Known Use: 14th century
RESURRECTION Defined for Kids


noun res·ur·rec·tion \ˌre-zə-ˈrek-shən\

Definition of RESURRECTION for Kids

:  an instance of coming back into use or importance <The style enjoyed a resurrection.>
cap :  the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead
often cap :  the act of rising again to life of all human dead before the final judgment
July 04, 2015
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rigorous, strict, or severe
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