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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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;
- 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. [1913 Webster] 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 Judgment. [1913 Webster] Nor after resurrection shall he stay Longer on earth. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. State of being risen from the dead; future state. [1913 Webster] In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage. --Matt. xxii. 30. [1913 Webster] 4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead. [1913 Webster] I am the resurrection, and the life. --John xi. 25. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Resurrection 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