What does restoration mean?

Definitions for restoration
ˌrɛs təˈreɪ ʃənrestora·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Restorationnoun

    the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685

  2. restorationnoun

    the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state

  3. restitution, return, restoration, regainingnoun

    getting something back again

    "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"

  4. renovation, restoration, refurbishmentnoun

    the state of being restored to its former good condition

    "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house"

  5. restorationnoun

    some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed

    "the restoration looked exactly like the original"

  6. restorationnoun

    a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.

  7. Restorationnoun

    the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660


  1. restorationnoun

    the process of bringing an object back to its original state; the process of restoring something

  2. restorationnoun

    the return of a former monarchy or monarch to power, usually after having been forced to step down

    The restoration of the House of Stuart took place a few years after the death of Cromwell.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Restorationnoun

    The act of replacing in a former state. This is properly restauration.

    Etymology: from restore; restauration, Fr.

    Hail, royal Albion, hail to thee,
    Thy longing people’s expectation!
    Sent from the gods to set us free
    From bondage and from usurpation:
    Behold the different climes agree,
    Rejoicing in thy restoration. John Dryden, Albion.

    The Athenians, now deprived of the only person that was able to recover their losses, repent of their rashness, and endeavour in vain for his restoration. Jonathan Swift.

    The change is great in this restoration of the man, from a state of spiritual darkness, to a capacity of perceiving divine truth. John Rogers.


  1. restoration

    Restoration is the process of bringing back, repairing, or renovating something to its original or former state or condition. It may also refer to reinstating a previous practice, right, custom, or situation. In a historical or cultural context, it often refers to the preservation of artifacts, works of art, or historic sites.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restorationnoun

    the act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war

  2. Restorationnoun

    the state of being restored; recovery of health, strength, etc.; as, restoration from sickness

  3. Restorationnoun

    that which is restored or renewed


  1. Restoration

    In the Latter Day Saint movement, the Restoration refers to the return of the Priesthood and the Church of Christ to the earth that started the Church. While in some ways the term may refer to the early history of the religion, in other contexts the term will be used in a way to include down to and past the present. Especially in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The Restoration is often used as a term to encompass the religious messages of the Church down to the present. The restoration is associated with a number of events occurred that were understood to be necessary to re-establish the early Christian church found in the New Testament, and to prepare the earth for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. In particular, Latter Day Saints believe that angels appeared to Joseph Smith, Jr. and others and bestowed various Priesthood authority to them.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restoration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4498

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'restoration' in Nouns Frequency: #1831

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restoration in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restoration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of restoration in a Sentence

  1. Peter Sharpe:

    They're part of a restoration project that's been going on for over 40 years, a lot of effort's been put into restoring the eagles. The loss of one chick in a season can have quite a big impact. We're just trying to maximize the number of chicks that reach maturity.

  2. Warren G. Harding:

    America's present need is not heroics, but healing not nostrums but normalcy not revolution, but restoration.

  3. President Emmanuel Macron:

    The restoration of Notre-Dame ... is a symbol of the resilience of our people, of their capacity to overcome hardships, and to recover.

  4. Anthony Bove:

    He's an artist and does high-end restoration, he's very passionate about his art. If he couldn't move his hands I don't know how he would take that psychologically.

  5. Tim Faulkner:

    In 100 years, we are going to be looking back at this day as the day that set in motion the ecological restoration of an entire country.

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Translations for restoration

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Restauration, Restaurierung, WiederherstellungGerman
  • επαναφορά, αποκατάσταση, αναστήλωση, παλινόρθωσηGreek
  • restauraciónSpanish
  • valtaanpaluu, restaurointi, palauttaminen, palauttaminen valtaanFinnish
  • restaurationFrench
  • restauráció, restaurálásHungarian
  • restauro, restaurazioneItalian
  • שיקוםHebrew
  • 復旧, 王政復古, 回復Japanese
  • restitutioLatin
  • restauratie, herstelDutch
  • восстановление, реституция, реставрацияRussian
  • restorasyonTurkish
  • 恢复Chinese

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