Definitions for resurrectionˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

res•ur•rec•tionˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of rising from the dead.

  2. (cap.) the rising of Christ after His death and burial.

    Category: Religion

  3. (cap.) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day.

    Category: Religion

  4. the state of those risen from the dead.

  5. a rising again, as from decay or disuse; revival.

Origin of resurrection:

1250–1300; (< OF) < LL resurrēctiō < L resurreg-, var. s. of resurgere to rise again (see resurge )

res`ur•rec′tion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Resurrection, Christ's Resurrection, Resurrection of Christ(noun)

    (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion

  2. resurrection(noun)

    a revival from inactivity and disuse

    "it produced a resurrection of hope"

Wiktionary

  1. resurrection(Noun)

    The act of arising from the dead and becoming alive again.

  2. resurrection(Noun)

    The Resurrection: The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

  3. Origin: From resurrectiun, from resurrection (French: résurrection), from resurrectionem (accusative of resurrectio) from resurgere, from ', + surgere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resurrection(noun)

    a rising again; the resumption of vigor

  2. Resurrection(noun)

    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 Judgment

  3. Resurrection(noun)

    state of being risen from the dead; future state

  4. Resurrection(noun)

    the cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead

Freebase

  1. Resurrection

    Resurrection is the concept of a living being coming back to life after death. It is a religious concept, where it is used in two distinct respects: a belief in the resurrection of individual souls that is current and ongoing, or else a belief in a singular "Resurrection of the Dead" event at the end of the world. Most eschatologies believe in a universal resurrection, wherein all people from all history are resurrected. The Resurrection of the Dead is a standard eschatological belief in the Abrahamic religions. In a number of ancient religions, a life-death-rebirth deity is a deity which dies and resurrects. The death and resurrection of Jesus is the central focus of Christianity. The soul is believed by some to be the divine and immortal part of the human being, and some believe it is the actual vehicle by which people are resurrected. However, theological debate ensues with regard to what kind of resurrection is factual – either a spiritual resurrection with a spirit body, or a material resurrection with a restored human body. While most Christians believe Jesus' resurrection was in a material body, a very small minority believe it was spiritual.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. resurrection

    The hypothetical New-Year's Day in the calendar of the dead.


Translations for resurrection

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

resurrection(noun)

the process of being brought to life again after death.

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