restoration

noun

res·​to·​ra·​tion ˌre-stə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio)
1
: an act of restoring or the condition of being restored: such as
a
: a bringing back to a former position or condition : reinstatement
the restoration of peace
c
: a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition
the restoration of a painting
d
: the replacing of missing teeth or crowns
2
: something that is restored
especially : a representation or reconstruction of the original form (as of a fossil or a building)
3
capitalized
a
: the reestablishing of the monarchy in England in 1660 under Charles II
b
: the period in English history usually held to coincide with the reign of Charles II but sometimes to extend through the reign of James II

Examples of restoration in a Sentence

The building is undergoing restoration. the restoration of peace after war the restoration of law and order by the police The town called for a restoration of the law.
Recent Examples on the Web The proposal will also have to be negotiated with Congress, which could result in a lifting of the spending caps and a restoration of the government’s original order. Harrison Mantas, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 Feb. 2024 Simultaneously, there’s lots of grasslands that could use their own form of restoration. Popular Science, 15 Feb. 2024 Cyan Racing takes an original, 1960s Volvo P1800 and treats it to a comprehensive restoration, before setting to work on the modification process. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Photos show the vestibule and chapel after decades of restoration work. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 14 Feb. 2024 San Clemente launched its first sand restoration project ever in December, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program planned for more than 20 years. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Feb. 2024 The discovery of oil and natural gas in the Aral's former seabed brought the building of gas production facilities — and shows Uzbekistan has little interest in restoration, experts said. Victoria Milko, Quartz, 8 Feb. 2024 The car’s next steward, noted collector Jim Patterson, commissioned a fastidious, concours-level restoration by RM Auto Restoration, the car being subsequently shown at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024 One of the first homes ever built in Bel Air, the premises underwent an expensive renovation and restoration by Thomson during her lengthy tenure. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of restoration was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Restoration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restoration. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio)
1
: an act of restoring or the condition of being restored
2
: something (as a building) that has been restored

Medical Definition

restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio)
: the act of restoring or the condition of being restored: as
a
: a returning to a normal or healthy condition
b
: the replacing of missing teeth or crowns
also : a dental replacement (as a denture) used for restoration
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