resurrection

noun
res·​ur·​rec·​tion | \ ˌre-zə-ˈrek-shən How to pronounce resurrection (audio) \

Definition of resurrection

1a 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
3 Christian Science : a spiritualization of thought : material belief that yields to spiritual understanding

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Other Words from resurrection

resurrectional \ ˌre-​zə-​ˈrek-​shnəl How to pronounce resurrectional (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of resurrection in a Sentence

He was enjoying the resurrection of his career. a resurrection of an old theory

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Barber conceived of the effort as a resurrection of Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s Poor People’s Campaign, of 1968, which occupied King in the last months of his life—an effort to take Johnson’s War on Poverty even further. Osita Nwanevu, The New Yorker, "Democrats’ Cautious Return to the War on Poverty," 30 June 2019 Corvallis, Zula and other family members, along with some helpers, must carry out Dodge's posthumous wishes: to have his brain preserved for future resurrection. Paul Di Filippo, Dallas News, "In Neal Stephenson's 'Fall,' there is life after death," 18 June 2019 Corvallis, Zula and other family members, along with some helpers, must carry out Dodge’s posthumous wishes: to have his brain preserved for future resurrection. Paul Di Filippo, Washington Post, "In Neal Stephenson’s ‘Fall,’ there is life after death," 16 June 2019 Dance Moms has returned for an eighth season, and although none of the original dancer cast is returning for the show's resurrection, there is another familiar face besides Abby Lee Miller’s. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "Get to Know Gianna Martello, the Unsung Hero of 'Dance Moms'," 11 June 2019 Blood, reborn And speaking of the red stuff, Monolith’s 1997 shooter Blood received a $10 remaster this week courtesy of resurrection pros Nightdive Studios. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: John Wick tactics, a Blood remaster, and a survival-focused Ghost Recon," 10 May 2019 Passover in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem is the historical anchor of the Gospels’ accounts of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Paula Fredriksen, WSJ, "When Jesus Celebrated Passover," 19 Apr. 2019 The potential resurrection for Toys R Us is another chapter in the brand’s long and messy saga. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Why bankrupt Toys R Us might not be dead after all," 3 Oct. 2018 Like Firefly before it, Sense8’s resurrection came only after cast members and thousands and thousands of fans begged the studio not to leave the story brutally unfinished. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "What Brought Sense8 Back—and What Killed It in the First Place," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of resurrection

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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resurrection

noun

English Language Learners Definition of resurrection

: the event told about in the Bible in which Jesus Christ returned to life after his death
: 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

noun
res·​ur·​rec·​tion | \ ˌre-zə-ˈrek-shən How to pronounce resurrection (audio) \

Kids Definition of resurrection

1 : an instance of coming back into use or importance The style enjoyed a resurrection.
2 capitalized : the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead
3 often capitalized : the act of rising again to life of all human dead before the final judgment

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