Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An act of restoring.
  • noun An instance of restoring or of being restored.
  • noun The state of being restored.
  • noun Something, such as a renovated building, that has been restored.
  • noun The return of a constitutional monarchy to Great Britain in 1660 under Charles II.
  • noun The period between the crowning of Charles II and the Revolution of 1688.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of restoring.
  • noun Renewal; revival; reëstablishment: as, the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war; the restoration of a declining commerce.
  • noun In architecture and art, the repair of injuries suffered.
  • noun A plan or design of an ancient building, etc., showing it in its original state: as, the restoration of a picture; the restoration of a cathedral.
  • noun The state of being restored; recovery; renewal of health and soundness; recovery from a lapse or any bad state: as, restoration from sickness.
  • noun In theology:
  • noun The recovery of a sinner to the divine favor.
  • noun The doctrine of the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God to a state of blessedness; universal salvation: a form of Universalism.
  • noun That which is restored.
  • noun In milit. service, repayment for private losses incurred by persons in service, such as horses killed or arms destroyed.
  • noun In paleontology, the putting together in their proper places of the bones or other remains of an extinct animal; also, the more or less ideal representation of the external form and aspect of such an animal, as inferred from its known remains. See cuts under Dinotherium, Iguanodon, and Labyrinthodon.
  • noun In musical notation, the act, process, or result of canceling a chromatic sign, whether ♯ b, or ♯ and thus bringing a degree of the staff or a note on it back to its original signification.
  • noun In Jewish hist., the return of the Jews to Palestine about 537 b. c.; also, their future return to and possession of the Holy Land as expected by many of the Jewish race, and by others.
  • noun In French history, the return of the Bourbons to power in 1814 and—after the episode of the “Hundred Days”—in 1815.
  • noun Synonyms and Renovation, redintegration, reinstatement, return, restitution. See restore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; reëstablishment.
  • noun The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength, etc..
  • noun That which is restored or renewed.
  • noun (Eng. Hist.) the return of King Charles II. in 1660, and the reëstablishment of monarchy.
  • noun (Theol.) the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God to a state of happiness; universal salvation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the process of bringing an object back to its original state; the process of restoring something
  • noun the return of a former monarchy or monarch to power, usually after having been forced to step down

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

  • noun getting something back again
  • noun the state of being restored to its former good condition
  • noun the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660
  • noun the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
  • noun a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.
  • noun the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685
  • noun some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed

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Examples

  • He has also set as a goal what he calls the restoration of God to a central place in American government and culture.

    Newt Gingrich: On A Mission

  • A group campaigning for what it describes as the restoration of law and order in South Africa placed its hopes on Monday in the rightwing Boeremag organisation that claimed responsibility for the recent spate of bomb attacks in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Ah, ah!" said he, in evident terror, "that is what you call a restoration!"

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

  • I'm afraid a disturbing recent trend in French 'restoration' techniques has reared its ugly head once again.

    Archive 2005-12-04

  • I'm afraid a disturbing recent trend in French 'restoration' techniques has reared its ugly head once again.

    The Sound of MURDER!

  • A stream of mailed flyers, emails and more pertaining to hearing loss and restoration is very commonplace and yes, I sometimes, and inwardly sometimes reluctantly read about the latest in hearing technological miracles which supposedly grace our lives today.

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • A stream of mailed flyers, emails and more pertaining to hearing loss and restoration is very commonplace and yes, I sometimes, and inwardly sometimes reluctantly read about the latest in hearing technological miracles which supposedly grace our lives today.

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • Real transparency will be of paramount importance if true restoration is to be effected.

    Jerry Cope: Undefeated: The Gulf Coast 6 Months After the Blowout

  • The latest Roubini estimate for solvency restoration is $3.6 trillion.

    Matthew Yglesias » Missing: A Plan to Fix the Economy

  • Now that the restoration is complete and the film will begin circulating, Ms. Schulberg (who collaborated with the filmmaker and sound designer Josh Waletzky on the project) has come to terms with the suppression of her father's work — whether it was by Hollywood or the gov ernment, which was advancing the Marshall Plan.

    Out of the Ashes, a Triumph

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