resurrection

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

Definition of resurrection

  1. 1a capitalized :  the rising of Christ from the deadb often capitalized :  the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgmentc :  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

resurrectional

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Examples of resurrection in a Sentence

  1. He was enjoying the resurrection of his career.

  2. a resurrection of an old theory

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Origin and Etymology 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



RESURRECTION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of resurrection for English Language Learners

  • 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.


RESURRECTION Defined for Kids

resurrection

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

Definition of resurrection for Students

  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



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