Definition of resurrection
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
3 Christian Science : a spiritualization of thought : material belief that yields to spiritual understanding
resurrectionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of resurrection in a Sentence
He was enjoying the resurrection of his career.
a resurrection of an old theory
Recent Examples of resurrection from the Web
The per-school disbursement increased by 14.5 percent from last year’s $30.4 million average and the money tree will continue growing with the resurrection of December’s football championship game at AT&T Stadium (date TBD).
The idea for this cover photo resurrection is that of 25-year-old Cooper Hefner, the youngest of Hugh Hefner's four children by two marriages and the one most intimately involved with the company.
The identical twin trope harkening back to Episode Five, when the man claiming to be God said Jesus's resurrection was actually just people seeing his identical twin brother.
Tradition holds that Mark established the Coptic church just a decade or two after Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Feardotcom (2002), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Dot.Kill (2005), and Untraceable (2008) all featured serial killers broadcasting their murderous deeds to craven audiences.
Both, Geocities’ destruction and the resurrection, are significant events for web culture.
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Origin and Etymology of resurrection
RESURRECTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of resurrection for Students
1 : an instance of coming back into use or importance The style enjoyed a resurrection.
2 cap : the rising of Jesus Christ from the dead
3 often cap : the act of rising again to life of all human dead before the final judgment
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