- the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
- the state or fact of being restored.
- a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.
- restitution of something taken away or lost.
- something that is restored, as by renovating.
- a reconstruction or reproduction of an ancient building, extinct animal, or the like, showing it in its original state.
- a putting back into a former position, dignity, etc.
- the Restoration,
- the reestablishment of the monarchy in England with the return of Charles II in 1660.
- the period of the reign of Charles II (1660–85), sometimes extended to include the reign of James II (1685–88).
- (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Restoration: Restoration manners.
Origin of restoration
Examples from the Web for restoration
In the meantime, we continue to support the restoration of fundamental human rights in Cuba.Why Congress Hates Your Cuban Rum
December 19, 2014
And how about the matter at hand, the restoration of diplomatic relations?Rubio’s Embargo Anger Plays to the Past
December 19, 2014
But while restoration is important, what these initiatives lack is a master conservation plan.
A historic hilltop village in Sicily is selling homes for $1.25 each in exchange for long-term investment and restoration.
Gillespie and his organization then took the piece to the U.S. Air Force restoration shop.How Amelia's Plane Was Found
October 30, 2014
Reconstruction, readjustment, restoration all these must follow.
Restoration calls, however, not for changes in ethics alone.
English history presents no period so disgraceful as the Restoration.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
What I have heard of Dr. Lamb's restoration has put new confidence into me.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
I am indebted to him almost for the discovery—altogether for the restoration of the library.'Wilfrid Cumbermede
- the act of restoring or state of being restored, as to a former or original condition, place, etc
- the replacement or giving back of something lost, stolen, etc
- something restored, replaced, or reconstructed
- a model or representation of an extinct animal, landscape of a former geological age, etc
- British history
- the re-establishment of the monarchy in 1660 or the reign of Charles II (1660–85)
- (as modifier)Restoration drama
Word Origin and History for restoration
late 14c., "a means of healing or restoring health; renewing of something lost," from Old French restoration (Modern French restauration) and directly from Late Latin restorationem (nominative restoratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin restaurare (see restore).
Mid-15c. as "the repairing of a building;" c.1500 as "a restoring to a former state." With a capital R-, in reference to the reestablishment of the English monarchy under Charles II in 1660, from 1718. As a period in English theater, attested from 1898. In French history, it refers to 1814. An earlier word in this sense was restauration (late 14c.), from French.
- Any of various dental fittings, such as an inlay, crown, bridge, or denture, that restore or replace lost tooth structure, teeth, or oral tissues.
- A substance used to restore the missing portion of a tooth.