restore

Definitions

  • Restoration House
    Restoration House
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v restore return to life; get or give new life or energy "The week at the spa restored me"
    • v restore restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken "She repaired her TV set","Repair my shoes please"
    • v restore give or bring back "Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner"
    • v restore bring back into original existence, use, function, or position "restore law and order","reestablish peace in the region","restore the emperor to the throne"
    • v restore return to its original or usable and functioning condition "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Vines and Restoration House The Vines and Restoration House
Restoration House, Rochester, as it appeared in Dickens's time Restoration House, Rochester, as it appeared in Dickens's time
The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in existence. It was made by Joseph Copeland of Chuckatuck, Va., in 1675. The spoon on the bottom is a conjectural restoration of Copeland’s specimen The pewter spoon handle at the top, unearthed at Jamestown, is the oldest dated piece of American pewter in...
THE SHUNAMMITE'S SON RESTORED THE SHUNAMMITE'S SON RESTORED
Restoration of Allosaurus by C.R. Knight Restoration of Allosaurus by C.R. Knight
Restoration of Ornitholestes Restoration of Ornitholestes
Restoration of Brontosaurus by C.R. Knight, under direction of Professor Osborn Restoration of Brontosaurus by C.R. Knight, under direction of Professor Osborn
Restoration of the Duck-billed Dinosaur Trachodon Restoration of the Duck-billed Dinosaur Trachodon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Boredom can lead to madness in parrots. When caged by themselves and neglected for long periods of time, these intelligent, sociable birds can easily become mentally ill. Many inflict wounds upon themselves, develop strange tics, and rip out their own feathers. The birds need constant interaction, affection, and mental stimulation; some bird authorities have determined that some parrot breeds have the mental abilities of a 5-year-old human child. Should a neglected parrot go mad, there is little that can be done to restore it to normalcy. In England, there are "mental institutions" for such unfortunate creatures.
    • n Restore Restoration. "This doctrine of the refusion of the soul."
    • Restore (Fine Arts) To bring back from a state of injury or decay, or from a changed condition; as, to restore a painting, statue, etc.
    • v. t Restore To bring back to its former state; to bring back from a state of ruin, decay, disease, or the like; to repair; to renew; to recover. "To restore and to build Jerusalem.""Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.""And his hand was restored whole as the other."
    • Restore (Fine Arts) To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated; as, to restore a ruined building, city, or the like.
    • Restore To give in place of, or as satisfaction for.
    • Restore To give or bring back, as that which has been lost., or taken away; to bring back to the owner; to replace.
    • Restore To make good; to make amends for.
    • Restore To renew; to reëstablish; as, to restore harmony among those who are variance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • restore To bring back to a former and better state. To bring back from a state of ruin, injury, or decay; repair; refresh; rebuild; reconstruct.
    • restore To bring back from lapse, degeneracy, or a fallen condition to a former state.
    • restore To bring back to a state of health or soundness; heal; cure.
    • restore In the fine arts:
    • restore To bring back from a state of injury or decay as nearly as may be to the primitive state, supplying any part that may be wanting, by a careful following of the original work: as, to restore a painting, a statue, etc.
    • restore To form a picture or model of, as of something lost or mutilated: as, to restore a ruined building according to its original state or design.
    • restore To bring back; renew or reëstablish after interruption.
    • restore To give or bring back; return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly retained: as, to restore lost or stolen goods to the owner.
    • restore To give in place of or as satisfaction for something; hence, to make amends for; compensate.
    • restore To bring or put back to a former position or condition; replace; return, as a person or thing to a former place.
    • restore To recover or renew, as passages of an author defective or corrupted; emend.
    • restore In paleontology, to represent (an extinct animal) from its existing remains. See restoration, 8.
    • restore In musical notation, to bring (a degree or note) back to its original signification by canceling a chromatic sign which had affected it temporarily.
    • restore To store.
    • restore Synonyms . To recover.
    • restore To refund, repay.
    • restore To reinstate. Return, Restore. To return a thing to its former place; to restore it to its former condition; to return what has been borrowed; to restore what has been stolen; to be restored to health or prosperity.
    • n restore Restoration; restitution.
    • restore To store again or anew: as, the goods were restored.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Restore rē-stōr′ to repair: to replace: to return: to bring back to its former state: to revive: to cure: to compensate: to mend:
    • n Restore a medicine that restores
    • v.t Restore rē-stōr′ (mus.) to bring a note back to its original signification
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Quotations

  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “Were art to redeem man, it could do so only by saving him from the seriousness of life and restoring him to an unexpected boyishness.”
  • Alexander Pope
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    “Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; dies before thy uncreating word: thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; and universal darkness buries all.”
  • Salvador Dali
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    “We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.”
  • Adam Smith
    Adam%20Smith
    “The mind is so rarely disturbed, but that the company of friend will restore it to some degree of tranquility and sedateness.”
  • Leigh Hunt
    Leigh%20Hunt
    “Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.”
  • Margaret Fairless Barber
    Margaret Fairless Barber
    “To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. restoren, OF. restorer, F. restaurer, fr. L. restaurare,; pref. re-, re- + an unused word; cf. Gr. an upright pale or stake, Skr. sthvara, fixed, firm. Cf. Restaurant Store
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. restaurer—L. restaurāre, -ātumre-, again, root stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

It will take time to restore the prosperity of former years.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
It restored her strength somewhat and made her moderately bold to pursue the search.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
What I seem to need at the moment is a restorative stroll along the Embankment.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
He was now restoring his tissues with a few winks of much-needed beauty sleep.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
I leave in your hands a patient whom, I fear, neither I nor you can restore.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Who cares if I've been restored from a backup?
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Now he saves you and your kingdom, and restores you to power.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
It is exceedingly quaint and, although restored, unspoilt in appearance.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
Of a surety we will get peace restored to you here.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The long opposition of the Duke of Noailles at last yielded to the desire of restoring peace in the church.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Steele was then restored to his office, and in the following year, 1722, produced his most successful comedy, 'The Conscious Lovers'.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
AESON, the father of Jason, was restored to youth by Medea.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
He takes her in his arms and restores her to life.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
He called back the flying, and restored the battle in many places when it had been given up.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
The curious wooden pillars in the church were fortunately untouched when the building was restored.
"Seaward Sussex" by Edric Holmes
Can ye restore to us the beloved dead?
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
A re-establishment in an island on the coast was not a restoration of their supremacy.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
In a few minutes Eugene came in, clean-shaven, smiling, his equanimity and peace of mind fairly well restored.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Martin-at-Palace church, Norwich, was re-opened, after being restored and in great part rebuilt.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Nothing short of a cycle of inferior births could reinstate me and restore me to the position I occupy at the present time.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
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In poetry:

"Arise," he said, "why look behind,
When hope is all before,
And patient hand and willing mind,
Your loss may yet restore?
"A Lay Of Old Time" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A voice, the battle's trumpet-note,
To welcome and restore;
A hand, that all unwilling smote,
To heal and build once more;
"William Francis Bartlett" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But if thou thus restore the past
One hour, for me to wander in,
I now bethink me at the last—
O Lord, leave out the sin.
"A Prayer for the Past: All sights and sounds of day and yea" by George MacDonald
"This is thy ruthless deed--behold!"
And sinking on the floor;
"Oh! let thy love with honour hold,
My injur'd name restore."
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
How I hail this morn's appearing!
It will thee, my love, restore:
Safety danger past endearing,
Sure we meet to part no more!
"To Henry, Written to a Russian Air" by Amelia Opie
The virtue of his sovereign word
Restores our fainting breath;
For silent graves praise not the Lord,
Nor is he known in death.
"Psalm 6" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Jean=Luc Godard's film that helped launch the French New Wave has been restored and re-released to celebrate a half-century of groundbreaking cinema.
Jean-Luc Godard's seminal 1960s gangster classic ' Breathless ' is newly restored.
They advertise Fast Brite as an auto headlight restorer kit.
Honoree Serge Bromberg shows a restoration copy of a recently discovered silent film to David Shepard and Howie Movschovitz at the opening night gala.
He compared their restoration to the blooming of the desert.
(AP) — State officials hope a $5 million, 13-month project will help restore good brook-trout fishing to West Virginia's upper Shavers Fork.
After 13 months of digging, piling up rocks and painstakingly placing sunken logs, workers are just about finished with a $5 million effort to restore good brook-trout fishing to West Virginia's upper Shavers Fork.
Pierce Arrow 1929 Model 133, Eight Cylinder, 2dr Club Brougham , owned for 41 years, well maintained older restoration, member PAS and CCCA.
This summer New York City will begin a $62 million restoration of the 1,200-foot-long pedestrian and bicycle High Bridge (two words) between Highbridge (one word) in the Bronx and Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan.
(CBS) UCLA researchers are using a gene therapy to restore the immune systems of children with so-called Bubble Boy disease.
Buhl Park's Lake Julia Will Be Dredged, Restored.
Agent Comments Charming restored 1906 cottage located in Historic District.
Government agencies also have restored houses, which are often open to the public.
Minnesota's capitol building, designed by Cass Gilbert , marks milestone in extensive restoration.
Activists in Venice and northeastern Italy want to restore independence to the region, which had been a republic for more than 1,000 years before falling to Napoleon in 1797.
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In science:

It is known that multi-pomeron exchanges, and maybe multi-pomeron vertices, will restore unitarity.
The Total Cross Section at the LHC: Models and Experimental Consequences
In either case, the parameters are fixed by constraints from observables and from symmetry restorations.
On the nonperturbative solution of Pauli--Villars-regulated light-front QED: A comparison of the sector-dependent and standard parameterizations
The second PV photon is needed to restore chiral symmetry in the masslesselectron limit .
On the nonperturbative solution of Pauli--Villars-regulated light-front QED: A comparison of the sector-dependent and standard parameterizations
The mass of the electron has been set equal to one for convenience and can be easily restored from the dimension of the integral.
Radiative-nonrecoil corrections of order alpha^2 (Z alpha)^5 to the Lamb shift
EM field only, and thus it seems questionable to leave the Hamilton function of these charges and its quantum counterpart non-modified. Below we suggest a classical prototype of a system of two bound charges, where the energy-momentum conservation is restored.
Going from Classical to Quantum Description of Bound Charged Particles Part 1: Basic Concepts and Assertions
In order to avoid this situation, one needs to restore the equality of the action and reaction.
Going from Classical to Quantum Description of Bound Charged Particles Part 1: Basic Concepts and Assertions
It is inconvenient that, due to the ‘boundary condition’ imposed on the new gauge compensation fields, the usual BFT procedure requires a canonical transformation to restore the typical velocity-momentum relationship and thus recover the Stueckelberg Lagrangian density for massive gravity.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
And this wrapping-up can help us restore properties of finite graphs that are lost in the naive transition from finite to infinite.
Locally finite graphs with ends: a topological approach
In fact, most of the time this restoration happens automatically: often, all we have to do is allow circles when we used to wish for a cycle, and arcs when we used to desire a path.
Locally finite graphs with ends: a topological approach
Particle-number restoration within the energy density functional formalism.
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
Each channel is equipped with a switched charge preamplifier, a switched baseline restorer and three comparators.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Thus the broken chiral symmetry is restored for a large positive R.
Curvature and topological effects on dynamical symmetry breaking in a four- and eight-fermion interaction model
The very early universe may have a non-trivial topology. A symmetry restoration at high temperature can be also classified as the similar type of effects.
Curvature and topological effects on dynamical symmetry breaking in a four- and eight-fermion interaction model
It is expected that a broken symmetry is restored at high temperature.
Curvature and topological effects on dynamical symmetry breaking in a four- and eight-fermion interaction model
Thus the finite size effect should also restore the broken symmetry.
Curvature and topological effects on dynamical symmetry breaking in a four- and eight-fermion interaction model
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