Revenant Definition

rĕvə-nənt
revenants
noun
revenants
A person who returns, as after a long absence.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
One who returns after death.
American Heritage
adjective
Used as an adjective.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
recurring

Other Word Forms of Revenant

Noun

Singular:
revenant
Plural:
revenants

Origin of Revenant

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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