Hypertext Webster Gateway: "resurrection"

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

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 {S. convoluta} and {S.
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}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : revival from inactivity and disuse; "it produced a
resurrection of hope"

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