Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Restoration"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Restoration \Res`to*ra"tion\ (r?s`t?*r?"sh?n), n. [OE.
restauracion, F. restauration, fr. L. restauratio. See
1. The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place,
station, or condition; the fact of being restored;
renewal; re["e]stablishment; as, the restoration of
friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after

Behold the different climes agree, Rejoicing in thy
restoration. --Dryden.

2. The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength,
etc.; as, restoration from sickness.

3. That which is restored or renewed.

{The restoration} (Eng. Hist.), the return of King Charles
II. in 1660, and the re["e]stablishment of monarchy.

{Universal restoration} (Theol.), the final recovery of all
men from sin and alienation from God to a state of
happiness; universal salvation.

Syn: Recovery; replacement; renewal; renovation;
redintegration; reinstatement; re["e]stablishment;
return; revival; restitution; reparation.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685 [syn: {Restoration}]
2: the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory
3: getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the
book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue
lashing" [syn: {restitution}, {return}, {regaining}]
4: the state of being restored to its former good condition;
"the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house" [syn: {renovation}]
5: the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660 [syn: {Restoration}]

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