Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of reviving.
  • n. The condition of being revived.
  • n. A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor after a period of obscurity or quiescence.
  • n. A new presentation of an old play, movie, opera, ballet, or similar vehicle.
  • n. A time of reawakened interest in religion.
  • n. A meeting or series of meetings for the purpose of reawakening religious faith, often characterized by impassioned preaching and public testimony.
  • n. Law Renewal of validity or effect, as of a contract or judicial decision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
  • n. Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
  • n. Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.
  • n. Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
  • n. Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
  • n. Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
  • n. Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.
  • n. Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc.
  • n. Revivification, as of a metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
  • n. Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.
  • n. Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
  • n. Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
  • n. Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
  • n. Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.
  • n. Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal
  • n. Revivification, as of a metal. See revivification, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of reviving, or returning to life after actual or apparent death; the act of bringing back to life; also, the state of being so revived or restored: as, the revival of a drowned person; the revival of a person from a swoon.
  • n. Restoration to former vigor, activity, or efficiency, after a period of languor, depression, or suspension; quickening; renewal: as, the revival of hope; the revival of one's spirits by good news; a revival of trade.
  • n. Restoration to general use, practice, acceptance, or belief; the state of being currently known or received: as, the revival of learning in Europe; the revival of bygone fashions; specifically [capitalized], the Renaissance.
  • n. Specifically, an extraordinary awakening in a church or a community of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
  • n. The representation of something past; specifically, in theatrical art, the reproduction of a play which has not been presented for a considerable time.
  • n. In chem., same as revivification.
  • n. The reinstatement of an action or a suit after it has become abated, as, for instance, by the death of a party, when it may be revived by substituting the personal representative, if the cause of action has not abated.
  • n. That which is recalled to life, or to present existence or appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bringing again into activity and prominence
  • n. an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion

Etymologies

revive +‎ -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Guardian, UK, reported on July 8th thatyour administration endorsed a revival of America's nuclear industryWednesdayin an effort to build forward momentum for climate change legislation before the Senate~ "The endorsement of a nuclear revival~ a generation after the last reactor was commissioned ~ suggests the Obama administration is open to further compromises as it seeks to find a path through the Senate.

    Greenpeace Makes A Statement / Will Obama Listen ?

  • Tara chand was speaking on the occasion of International economic summit held on sdaturday in New Delhi where some prominent displaced Kashmiri Pandit CEOs and top policy makers of J&K state got together to draw the road map for what they described as revival of economy in the strife torn J&K state.

    Kashmiri origin CEOs,(KPCC) holds International Economic Summit in New Delhi

  • I think the word "revival" is wrong, but that's just because this music never died.

    News

  • * For the 8pm shows on Thursday and Friday, mention the code word 'revival' at the box office/online/to the agent at TheaterMania for a discounted $14 ticket*

    Culturebot

  • Fifteen years later and not far from Brownsville, another revival is going strong.

    Faith Healing Revival in Alabama (VIDEO)

  • Spin revival, and in case could I candidate myself as Spinboy, the new sidekick??

    The Asgard Connection

  • Second, the dollar is in a "long-term revival" owed to America's diverse and flexible economy, says Mr. Hyzy.

    Why the U.S. May Be Your Best Bet

  • The best example of the attempted revival is not any of the modern adventure games, which tend to overly weigh down the product with illogical puzzles, but Quantic's Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in the states), which is little more than an interactive movie in which you press colors to advance the story.

    Kicking The Dog

  • In a recent blog post, Black Static's Peter Tennant argues that much of Horror's recent revival is down to the efforts of female writers.

    GUEST REVIEW: Jonathan McCalmont on Black Static #15

  • But this sort of moral revival is what the country actually needs.

    The American Daydream

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