Simple Definition of resurrection
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
1 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
3 Christian Science : a spiritualization of thought : material belief that yields to spiritual understanding
Examples of resurrection in a sentence
He was enjoying the resurrection of his career.
a resurrection of an old theory
Origin of resurrection
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
Rhymes with resurrection
by-election, circumspection, conic section, disaffection, disconnection, disinfection, fuel injection, genuflection, golden section, imperfection, indirection, insurrection, intellection, interjection, intersection, introjection, introspection, kin selection, misdirection, predilection, preselection, recollection, redirection, reelection, reinfection, retroflexion, retrospection, self-reflection, stage direction, vivisection, yeast infection
RESURRECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of resurrection for Students
1 : an instance of coming back into use or importance <The style enjoyed a resurrection.>
2 cap : the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead
3 often cap : the act of rising again to life of all human dead before the final judgment
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