American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that returns after a lengthy absence.
- n. One who returns after death.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who returns; especially, one who returns after a long period of absence or after death; a ghost; a specter; specifically, in mod. spiritualism, an apparition; a materialization.
- n. In mathematics, a form which continually returns as leading coefficient of irreducible covariants.
- n. Someone who returns from a long absence.
- n. A person or thing reborn.
- n. A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost.
- adj. Used as an adjective.
- adj. coming back
- adj. of or relating to or typical of a revenant
- n. someone who has returned from the dead
- n. a person who returns after a lengthy absence
- 19th century. From French revenant, the present participle of revenir ("to return"). Compare revenue. (Wiktionary)
- French, from present participle of revenir, to return, from Old French; see revenue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But spacers, being spacers, would prefer for their saviour to be a revenant from the past rather than a modern-day phenomenon.”
“Loved the use of the word revenant, haven't seen it used so perfectly before.”
“If being a vampire was a world of cold punctuated by brief moments of warmth at feeding time, being a revenant was a world of ice with no relief.”
“Few aspects of modern life go untouched: labor laws are in effect to prevent slave labor abuse of the undead, for whom the official, politically correct term is a "revenant".”
“But in "Exit Ghost," Zuckerman feels like a "revenant" while walking the streets of present-day Manhattan, and he's not the only shade around.”
“One seems to see him, a languid-limbed "revenant," with heavy-lidded drowsy eyes and voluptuous lips, emerging all swathed and wrapped in costly cerements out of the tomb of some Babylonian king.”
“It may not be too great a flight of imagination to conceive our noble 'revenant' not forgetful of the great troubles of his own day, and anxious to know how often London had been burned down since his time, and how often the plague had carried off its thousands.”
“Since the downfall of the Empire he has lived a sort of Bohemian existence in Paris, where his striking resemblance to Louis Napoleon has won for him the nickname of "the ghost" (le revenant).”
“During his Congressional career, the government was little more than an attaché of the French legation, and the opposition to which he belonged a helpless revenant from the dead and buried Colonial past.”
“revenant' not forgetful of the great troubles of his own day, and anxious to know how often London had been burned down since his time, and how often the plague had carried off its thousands.”
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