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ˈrɛv ə nəntrevenant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. revenantnoun

    a person who returns after a lengthy absence

  2. revenantadjective

    someone who has returned from the dead

  3. revenantadjective

    of or relating to or typical of a revenant

    "revenant shrieks and groans"

  4. recurring, revenantadjective

    coming back

    "a revenant ghost"


  1. revenantnoun

    Someone who returns from a long absence.

  2. revenantnoun

    A person or thing reborn.

  3. revenantnoun

    A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost.

  4. Etymology: 19th century. From revenant, the present participle of revenir. Compare revenue.


  1. Revenant

    In folklore, a revenant is an animated corpse that is believed to have been revived from death to haunt the living. The word revenant is derived from the Old French word, revenant, the "returning" (see also the related French verb revenir, meaning "to come back"). Revenants are part of the legend of various cultures, including Old Irish Celtic and Norse mythology, and stories of supposed revenant visitations were documented by English historians in the Middle Ages.


  1. Revenant

    Revenant is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revenant

    rev′ē-nant, n. one who returns after a long absence, esp. from the dead: a ghost. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of revenant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of revenant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of revenant in a Sentence

  1. SithEmperorRevan:

    SithEmperorRevan, the Seductive Sith, the Revenant Himself, Victory at all costs, even if it means sacrificing someone (or something) you love.

  2. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man's relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history, our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.

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