- restoration to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, etc.
- restoration to use, acceptance, or currency: the revival of old customs.
- a new production of an old play.
- a showing of an old motion picture.
- an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
- an evangelistic service or a series of services for the purpose of effecting a religious awakening: to hold a revival.
- the act of reviving.
- the state of being revived.
- Law. the reestablishment of legal force and effect.
Origin of revival
Examples from the Web for revival
Lisa Kudrow - The Comeback How—HOW—is Lisa Kudrow not a nominee for the revival of The Comeback?15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
Most impressively, there has been a revival of job growth in these areas.
The revival of industry makes such engineering talent critical to regional success.
This coming week, a revival of the play goes into previews, with Bradley Cooper in the starring role.The True Story of ‘The Elephant Man’
November 3, 2014
Like the original version in 1981, the 2010 revival aired as a special on HBO.The Childish Genius of Pee-wee’s Playhouse
October 23, 2014
It swept him away; this revival of passion was irresistible.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
It's a revival meeting; a protracted meeting, that's what it is.In the Midst of Alarms
In modern times, as will be seen, Epicureanism has enjoyed a revival.Initiation into Philosophy
Humiliation and contrition have ever been the conditions of revival.
Men would fain have a revival as the outgrowth of their agencies and progress.
- the act or an instance of reviving or the state of being revived
- an instance of returning to life or consciousness; restoration of vigour or vitality
- a renewed use, acceptance of, or interest in (past customs, styles, etc)a revival of learning; the Gothic revival
- a new production of a play that has not been recently performed
- a reawakening of faith or renewal of commitment to religion
- an evangelistic meeting or service intended to effect such a reawakening in those present
- the re-establishment of legal validity, as of a judgment, contract, etc
Word Origin and History for revival
In Christianity, an energetic meeting intended to “revive” religious faith. Common among fundamentalists, these meetings are characterized by impassioned preaching and singing.