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Meaning of REVIVAL

Pronunciation:  ri'vIvul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the Gothic revival in architecture"
  2. [n]  an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
 

REVIVAL is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival meeting, revivification
 
 See Also: advance, betterment, improvement, mass meeting, rally, rebirth, regeneration, Renaissance, renascence, resurrection, resuscitation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*viv"al\, n. [From {Revive}.]
The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
Specifically:
(a) Renewed attention to something, as to letters or
    literature.
(b) Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the
    drama and literature.
(c) Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and
    decline; a period of religious awakening; special
    religious interest.
(d) Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; --
    applied to the health, spirits, and the like.
(e) Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of
    something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
(f) Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a
    fashion.
(g) (Law) Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal;
    as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the
    revival of a revoked will, etc.
(h) Revivification, as of a metal. See {Revivification}, 2.

 

 

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