restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion | \ ˌre-stə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio) \

Definition of restoration

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.
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Two centuries and three restorations later, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation hosted a similar celebration for the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Museum; attended by the likes of Jeff Bezos, Hillary Clinton, and Michael Bloomberg. Danielle Naer, Vogue, "The Statue of Liberty Museum Debuts With Oprah, Seth Meyers, and DVF," 16 May 2019 Another restoration attempt began in 1991 and has gone on for 20 years to clean up its facade. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Some of Notre Dame's Famous Pieces Are Being Moved to the Louvre," 15 Apr. 2019 Blackstone Group LP is nearing a deal to acquire cleaning- and emergency-restoration services provider Servpro Industries Inc. for more than $1 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Miriam Gottfried, WSJ, "Blackstone Nears Deal to Acquire Servpro Industries," 18 Mar. 2019 Our most notable project was the expansion and restoration of Gumbo Limbo, our beachfront restaurant. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...The Ritz Carlton, Naples," 3 May 2019 After getting considerably damaged through the centuries (especially during the French Revolution), the cathedral underwent expansive restorations in the mid-19th century, according to its website. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Some of Notre Dame's Famous Pieces Are Being Moved to the Louvre," 15 Apr. 2019 But at home, a few flowers, herbs, and oils in a bath or steaming in a shower can do wonders to liven up the senses, for relaxation or restoration. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals," 11 Apr. 2019 Kennedy took on a full-scale historical restoration of the White House during her tenure, which helped shape our current sense of the domestic duties a first spouse is supposed to fulfill. Michelle Garcia, Glamour, "The First Lady Has a Huge Job. It’s Time She Had a Salary to Match," 3 Apr. 2019 Human will face challenges like delays in construction and restoration projects. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "For National Parks, The End of the Shutdown Means the Hard Part Begins," 28 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of restoration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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restoration

noun

English Language Learners Definition of restoration

: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.
somewhat formal : the act of bringing back something that existed before
somewhat formal : the act of returning something that was stolen or taken

restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion | \ ˌre-stə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio) \

Kids Definition of restoration

1 : an act of returning something to its original condition : the result of having been returned to the original condition
2 : something (as a building) that has been returned to its original condition

restoration

noun
res·​to·​ra·​tion | \ ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce restoration (audio) \

Medical Definition of restoration

: 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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