1. [syn: Resurrection, Christ's Resurrection, Resurrection of Christ]
2. a revival from inactivity and disuse;
- Example: "it produced a resurrection of hope"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Resurrection \Res`ur*rec"tion\, n. [F. r['e]surrection, L.
resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref.
re- re- + surgere to rise. See Source.]
1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption
of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ;
the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of
Nor after resurrection shall he stay
Longer on earth. --Milton.
3. State of being risen from the dead; future state.
In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given
in marriage. --Matt. xxii.
4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
I am the resurrection, and the life. --John xi. 25.
Cross of the resurrection, a slender cross with a pennant
floating from the junction of the bars.
Resurrection plant (Bot.), a name given to several species
of Selaginella (as Selaginella convoluta and
Selaginella lepidophylla), flowerless plants which, when
dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive
and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes
also given to the rose of Jericho. See under Rose.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after
the Crucifixion [syn: Resurrection, Christ's
Resurrection, Resurrection of Christ]
2: a revival from inactivity and disuse; "it produced a
resurrection of hope"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "resurrection":
apotheosis, ascension, assumption, copy, duplication, gathering,
imitation, new birth, palingenesis, palingenesy, re-creation,
re-formation, reanimation, rebirth, rebuilding, reconstitution,
reconstruction, recrudescence, redesign, redoing, reedition,
reestablishment, refashioning, refreshment, regeneracy,
regenerateness, regeneration, regenesis, reinstitution, reissue,
rejuvenation, rejuvenescence, remaking, renaissance, renascence,
renewal, renovation, reorganization, repetition, reprinting,
reproduction, reshaping, restoration, restructuring, resurgence,
resuscitation, revision, revival, revivescence, revivescency,
revivification, second wind, second youth, the Ascension,
the Assumption, translation