- Revival is defined as a reawakening of something, or to something coming back to health, life or popularity.
- When you had been fired and had no career prospects but suddenly got discovered for your dream job, this is an example of the revival of your career.
- When you were on your death bed but a new medicine began working and you suddenly felt better, this is an example of revival.
- When bell-bottom jeans come back into style after two decades of being out of style, this is an example of a revival.
- An event where a preacher attempts to get everyone reborn and fired up about religion is an example of a revival.
revival definition by Webster's New World
- a bringing or coming back into use, attention, or being, after a decline
- a new or return presentation of a play, film, etc. some time after it has first been presented
- restoration to vigor or activity
- a returning to life or consciousness
- a stirring up of religious faith by fervid evangelistic preaching at public meetings
- ☆ such a meeting or a series of such meetings with public confession of sins and professions of renewed faith
- Law renewal of validity, as of a judgment or contract
revival definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act or an instance of reviving.b. The condition of being revived.
- A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor after a period of obscurity or quiescence.
- A new presentation of an old play, movie, opera, ballet, or similar vehicle.
- a. A time of reawakened interest in religion.b. A meeting or series of meetings for the purpose of reawakening religious faith, often characterized by impassioned preaching and public testimony.
- Law Renewal of validity or effect, as of a contract or judicial decision.
revival - Cultural Definition
In Christianity, an energetic meeting intended to “revive” religious faith. Common among fundamentalists, these meetings are characterized by impassioned preaching and singing.
revival - Legal Definition