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

  • noun One who promotes or leads religious revivals.
  • noun One who revives practices or ideas of an earlier time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is instrumental in producing or promoting in a community a revival of religious interest and activity: specifically applied to an itinerant preacher who makes this his special work.
  • noun In general, one who revives anything, as an old custom, trade, or word.

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

  • noun A clergyman or layman who promotes revivals of religion; an advocate for religious revivals; sometimes, specifically, a clergyman, without a particular charge, who goes about to promote revivals. Also used adjectively.

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

  • noun someone who seeks to revive something
  • noun US an evangelistic preacher
  • adjective US evangelistic

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

  • noun a preacher of the Christian gospel


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