revival

noun re·viv·al \ ri-ˈvī-vəl \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of revival

1 : an act or instance of reviving : the state of being revived: such as
a : renewed attention to or interest in something
b : a new presentation or publication of something old
c (1) : a period of renewed religious interest
(2) : an often highly emotional evangelistic meeting or series of meetings
2 : restoration of force, validity, or effect (as to a contract)

Examples of revival in a Sentence

  1. a revival of biographical writing

  2. a revival in Gothic architecture

  3. Fashions from the 1970s are enjoying a revival.

  4. The city is showing signs of revival.

  5. There are three musical revivals on Broadway this season.

  6. The opera company is staging a revival of Verdi's Don Carlos.

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First Known Use of revival

1651



REVIVAL Defined for English Language Learners

revival

noun

Definition of revival for English Language Learners

  • : a period in which something becomes popular again after a long period of time

  • : the growth of something or an increase in the activity of something after a long period of no growth or activity

  • : the showing of a play, a movie, etc., to the public usually many years after it was last shown : a new production of an old show


REVIVAL Defined for Kids

revival

noun re·viv·al \ ri-ˈvī-vəl \

Definition of revival for Students

1 : a return of interest in
  • a revival of jazz music
2 : a new production of an older play or movie
3 : a return of strength or importance
  • a revival of business
4 : a meeting or series of meetings led by a preacher to stir up religious feelings or to make converts

Law Dictionary

revival

noun re·vi·val \ ri-ˈvī-vəl \

legal Definition of revival

: an act or instance of reviving


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