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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Recent Examples on the Web Along with the restoration, the state will build about 2¾ miles of terracing to the east to knock down waves and allow more sediment to settle in the future. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "A $32 million effort begins to rebuild more than 300 acres of Louisiana marsh," 6 Feb. 2021 According to evangelicals, the current age will climax with the restoration of Jews to Palestine, and the emergence of powerful empires in Rome, Russia, and Asia. Matthew Avery Sutton, The New Republic, "The Capitol Riot Revealed the Darkest Nightmares of White Evangelical America," 14 Jan. 2021 Construction on the new hall began in 2017 with painstaking restoration of the landmark building’s 200,000-square-foot stone facade, its 700 windows, copper roof, steel trusses and terra-cotta cornices. New York Times, "Let There Be Light, and Art, in the Moynihan Train Hall," 30 Dec. 2020 The company is bringing in national disaster teams to help with the restoration. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Nashville bomb AT&T outage latest updates: Some Walmart stores in Alabama cash only, no returns," 26 Dec. 2020 The surprising find—and subsequent analyses slated to take place in conjunction with the restoration—may help art historians gain a better understanding of Jordaens’ oeuvre and development as an artist. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, "A 400-Year-Old Flemish Masterpiece Spent Decades Hiding in Plain Sight," 9 Dec. 2020 Garcia-Pichel has been studying biocrust since the 1990s, but said researchers had enough knowledge to help with restoration only about eight or nine years ago. AZCentral.com, "How researchers hope to preserve and restore 'biocrust,' the desert's protective skin," 8 Dec. 2020 The story ends with the restoration of what was taken from him, plus more. Elana Schor And Andrew Welsh-huggins, chicagotribune.com, "Bill Murray to lead actors in online reading of the Book of Job in healing effort," 6 Dec. 2020 The story ends with the restoration of what was taken from him, plus more. Elana Schor And Andrew Welsh-huggins, Star Tribune, "A unique recipe for healing: Bill Murray and a biblical text," 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of restoration

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Restoration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/restoration. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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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