revival

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noun re·viv·al \ri-ˈvī-vəl\

Definition of revival

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of reviving :  the state of being revived: 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. 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.

1651

First Known Use of revival

1651



REVIVAL Defined for English Language Learners

revival

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noun re·viv·al \ri-ˈvī-vəl\

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

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noun re·viv·al \ri-ˈvī-vəl\

Definition of revival for Students

  1. 1 :  a return of interest in <a revival of jazz music>

  2. 2 :  a new production of an older play or movie

  3. 3 :  a return of strength or importance <a revival of business>

  4. 4 :  a meeting or series of meetings led by a preacher to stir up religious feelings or to make converts


Law Dictionary

revival

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noun re·vi·val \ri-ˈvī-vəl\

Legal Definition of revival

  1. :  an act or instance of reviving



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