What does resurrection mean?

Definitions for resurrectionˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃən

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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"


  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

  5. Origin: [F. rsurrection, L. resurrectio, fr. resurgere, resurrectum, to rise again; pref. re- re- + surgere to rise. See Source.]


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resurrection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resurrection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    The resurrection of Jesus is pure myth.

  2. James Tabor:

    If you find the bones of Jesus, the resurrection is off.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is born dead and he remains dead till he attains wisdom! Wisdom is the only resurrection man can obtain!

  4. Noah Rothman:

    He should be capturing the archconservative vote in a way that he's not, this whole summer could be setting up a Cruz resurrection in the polls.

  5. Hfiz:

    Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection.

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