- The definition of a resurrection is a coming back to life, or coming back into practice.
An example of a resurrection is Jesus' return from the grave.
resurrection definition by Webster's New World
- a rising from the dead, or coming back to life
- the state of having risen from the dead
- a coming back into notice, practice, use, etc.; revival, as of old customs
Origin: Middle English resurreccion ; from Old French resurrection ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin resurrectio ; from Classical Latin resurrectus, past participle of resurgere: see resurge
- resurrectional adjective
resurrection definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of rising from the dead or returning to life.
- The state of one who has returned to life.
- The act of bringing back to practice, notice, or use; revival.
- Resurrection Christianity a. The rising again of Jesus on the third day after the Crucifixion.b. The rising again of the dead at the Last Judgment.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin resurrēctiō, resurrēctiōn-, from Latin resurrēctus, past participle of resurgere, to rise again; see resurge.
- resˌur·recˈtion·al adjective
resurrection - Cultural Definition
The rising of Jesus from the tomb after his death; a central and distinctive belief of the Christian faith. The Gospels state that after Jesus was crucified and lay in a tomb between Friday evening and Sunday morning, he rose, in body as well as in spirit, and appeared alive to his followers. His resurrection is the basis for the Christian belief that not only Jesus but all Christians will triumph over death. Christians celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
resurrection - Phrases/Idioms
- the rising of Jesus from the dead after his death and burial
- the rising of all the dead at the Last Judgment