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

  • intransitive v. To rise again; experience resurgence.
  • intransitive v. To sweep or surge back again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To surge again; to go through a period of renewed vigor or vitality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rise again: in allusion to the motto resurgam, used on funeral hatchments.
  • To surge back; swing back or rebound: said specifically of that portion of an oscillation in which the movement is away from the position of maximum displacement and toward equilibrium.

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

  • v. rise again


Latin resurgere : re-, re- + surgere, to rise; see surge. Sense 2, re- + surge.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.