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ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃənres·ur·rec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Resurrection, Christ's Resurrection, Resurrection of Christnoun

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

  2. resurrectionnoun

    a revival from inactivity and disuse

    "it produced a resurrection of hope"


  1. resurrectionnoun

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

  2. resurrectionnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Resurrectionnoun

    Revival from the dead; return from the grave.

    Etymology: resurrection, Fr. resurrectum, Lat.

    The Sadduces were grieved, that they taught, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. Acts iv. 2.

    Nor after resurrection shall he stay
    Longer on earth, than certain times t’ appear
    To his disciples. John Milton.

    He triumphs in his agonies, whilst the soul springs forward to the great object which she has always had in view, and leaves the body with an expectation of being remitted to her in a glorious and joyful resurrection. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Perhaps there was nothing ever done in all past ages, and which was not a publick fact, so well attested as the resurrection of Christ. Isaac Watts.


  1. Resurrection

    Resurrection or anastasis is the concept of coming back to life after death. In a number of religions, a dying-and-rising god is a deity which dies and is resurrected. Reincarnation is a similar process hypothesized by other religions, which involves the same person or deity coming back to body, rather than the same one. Disappearance of a body is another similar, but distinct, belief in some religions. With the advent of written records, the earliest known recurrent theme of resurrection was in Egyptian and Canaanite religions, which had cults of dying-and-rising gods such as Osiris and Baal. Ancient Greek religion generally emphasised immortality, but in the mythos a number of men and women were made physically immortal as they were resurrected from the dead. The general resurrection of the dead is a standard eschatological belief in the Abrahamic religions. As a religious concept, it is used in two distinct respects: a belief in the resurrection of individual souls that is current and ongoing (Christian idealism, realized eschatology), or else a belief in a singular bodily resurrection of the dead at the end of the world. Some believe the soul is the actual vehicle by which people are resurrected. The death and resurrection of Jesus is a central focus of Christianity. While most Christians believe Jesus' resurrection from the dead and ascension to heaven was in a material body, some believe it was spiritual.Like the Abrahamic religions, the Dharmic religions also include belief in resurrection and reincarnation. There are stories in Buddhism where the power of resurrection was allegedly demonstrated in Chan or Zen tradition. In Hinduism, the core belief in resurrection/reincarnation is known as saṃsāra.Aside from religious belief, cryonics and other speculative resurrection technologies are practiced, but the resurrection of long-dead bodies is not considered possible at the current level of scientific knowledge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resurrectionnoun

    a rising again; the resumption of vigor

  2. Resurrectionnoun

    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. Resurrectionnoun

    state of being risen from the dead; future state

  4. Resurrectionnoun

    the cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead

  5. Etymology: [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

Examples of resurrection in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther:

    In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.

  2. Steven McCoy:

    My family and I are disappointed that we can't be together on Easter Sunday this year, especially after so many absences throughout the year due to everyone's work schedules. Easter Sunday means a lot to us as Easter Sunday is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, however, we are so grateful that everyone is alive and well as we plan to get through this pandemic together -- even if it means we have to be creative during our time separated.

  3. James Tabor:

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

  4. Bob Woodson Sr.:

    America is a nation of redemption, it’s like somebody only telling the story of the crucifixion and leaving out the resurrection…looking at life through the lens of Good Friday and not Easter Sunday. The left wants to define America as being all Good Friday.

  5. Vernon Schutz:

    A resurrection waits in the future of all people, whether saved or lost, kingdom saints or the Body of Christ. 'Marvel not at this for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and come forth they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation' (Jn. 528, 29).

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. tight
    • B. whirring
    • C. alternate
    • D. profound

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