- to bring back into existence, use, or the like; reestablish: to restore order.
- to bring back to a former, original, or normal condition, as a building, statue, or painting.
- to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.
- to put back to a former place, or to a former position, rank, etc.: to restore the king to his throne.
- to give back; make return or restitution of (anything taken away or lost).
- to reproduce or reconstruct (an ancient building, extinct animal, etc.) in the original state.
Origin of restore
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Examples from the Web for unrestored
Unspoiled and unrestored, it is still a fair and stately building.The Story of Bruges
Its appearance from the outside gives the impression that it is unrestored.Wanderings in Wessex
In his days we still had the old Magdalen Bridge, the Bodleian unrestored, and no trams.My Autobiography
F. Max Mller
He was young enough, and the towns were dirty enough--unimproved, unrestored, untouristed--to retain the sense of reality.The Education of Henry Adams
The Early English church, unrestored and interesting, has in the vestry a curious stone coffin lid with a Greek cross upon it.Seaward Sussex
- to return (something, esp a work of art or building) to an original or former condition
- to bring back to health, good spirits, etc
- to return (something lost, stolen, etc) to its owner
- to reintroduce or re-enforceto restore discipline
- to reconstruct (an extinct animal, former landscape, etc)
Word Origin and History for unrestored
c.1300, "to give back," also, "to build up again, repair," from Old French restorer, from Latin restaurare "repair, rebuild, renew," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + -staurare, as in instaurare "restore," from PIE *stau-ro-, from root *sta- "to stand, set down, make or be firm," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). Related: Restored; restoring.