Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

resurrection

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

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. 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

  2. 2 :  resurgence, revival

  3. 3 Christian Science :  a spiritualization of thought :  material belief that yields to spiritual understanding

res·ur·rec·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of resurrection

  1. He was enjoying the resurrection of his career.

  2. 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



RESURRECTION Defined for Kids

resurrection

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

Definition of resurrection

  1. 1 :  an instance of coming back into use or importance <The style enjoyed a resurrection.>

  2. 2 cap :  the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead

  3. 3 often cap :  the act of rising again to life of all human dead before the final judgment





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up resurrection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ