Associations to the word «Revival»


REVIVAL, noun. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
REVIVAL, noun. Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.
REVIVAL, noun. Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, such as drama or literature.
REVIVAL, noun. Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.
REVIVAL, noun. A Christian religious meeting held to inspire active members of a church body or to gain new converts.
REVIVAL, noun. Reanimation from a state of languor or depression; applied to health, a person's spirits, etc.
REVIVAL, noun. Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.
REVIVAL, noun. Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.
REVIVAL, noun. Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal.
REVIVAL, noun. Revivification, as of a metal.

Dictionary definition

REVIVAL, noun. Bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the Gothic revival in architecture".
REVIVAL, noun. An evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion.

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky