Revival definition

rĭ-vīvəl
A new presentation of an old play, movie, opera, ballet, or similar production.
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A restoration to use, acceptance, activity, or vigor after a period of obscurity or quiescence.

A revival of colonial architecture; a revival of the economy.

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Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
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A reviving or being revived.
  • 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.
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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.

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Restoration to validity of something lapsed or set aside, such as a legal claim or status.
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The act or an instance of reviving.

The revival of a person who fainted.

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The condition of being revived.
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A time of reawakened interest in religion.
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A reinstitution of a former will or deed that had been revoked by virtue of a later document. Of course, that later document must be destroyed or cancelled. Although some jurisdictions automatically recognize the earlier will upon the cancellation of the later one, most jurisdictions require its republication or some other affirmation.
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The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
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Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
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Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.
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Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
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Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
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Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.

The revival of hot pants.

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Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc.
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Revivification, as of a metal.
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A meeting or series of meetings for the purpose of reawakening religious faith, often characterized by impassioned preaching and public testimony.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
revival
Plural:
revivals

Origin of revival

  • revive +"Ž -al.

    From Wiktionary