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 Marlins are hoping for a feel-good story of epiphany and resurrection of a pitcher whose game had slipped off the rails.
ABC's resurrection of the 'Battle of the Network Stars' format offers few stars, no network divisions and only the flimsiest of battles.
In the painting Resurrection of the Waitress, an angel pulls a drowning housewife into the sky with an eggbeater.
For a few species, there's also a third option: a genuine resurrection.
Sony has been trouncing Microsoft and Nintendo in recent years with huge game reveals like the Final Fantasy VII remake, the return of Crash Bandicoot and the resurrection of The Last Guardian.
But the first gospel Matthew doesn’t have the nativity or the resurrection.
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.
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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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