Revenant meaning

rĕvə-nənt
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One who returns after death.
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One that returns after a lengthy absence.
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A person who returns, as after a long absence.
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A person or thing reborn.
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Someone who returns from a long absence.
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A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost.
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Used as an adjective.
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Origin of revenant

  • French from present participle of revenir to return from Old French revenue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 19th century. From French revenant, the present participle of revenir (“to return"). Compare revenue.

    From Wiktionary