revenant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj revenant coming back "a revenant ghost"
    • adj revenant of or relating to or typical of a revenant "revenant shrieks and groans"
    • n revenant someone who has returned from the dead
    • n revenant a person who returns after a lengthy absence
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n revenant One who returns; especially, one who returns after a long period of absence or after death; a ghost; a specter; specifically, in mod. spiritualism, an apparition; a materialization.
    • n revenant In mathematics, a form which continually returns as leading coefficient of irreducible covariants.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Revenant rev′ē-nant one who returns after a long absence, esp. from the dead: a ghost.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

No one present, then no revenant or spook, or astral body, or hallucination: what's in a name?
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
The REVENANT is an ugly spectre.
"The Gadfly" by E. L. Voynich
Did I bestride a metempsychosized man-eater, a revenant from the bloody days of Nuka-hiva?
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
Somehow, the idea of a revenant Beta curve didn't make up for the basic loss.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Legitimists of 'Le Revenant' challenged; the allusion was repeated, and a second trial and a death ensued.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
But there is more to killing a revenant than that.
"Each Man Kills" by Victoria Glad
It had been a copy of one of Lucia's frocks, that one bought to such advantage of Madame Revenant.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
Rudd did not talk aloud to the family he had revened from the grave.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
These that we see are revenants come to look at spectral homes.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
Honest men do not fly away, all scared, when they fancy they see a revenant.
"Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In news:

It was an oddball statement at a time when oil was bringing Venezuela unprecedented wealth--the government's 1973 reven...
With Reven Recojet-1 mist separators from Tecnara Tooling Systems, they have been able to do just that with virtually no investment in floor space or time-consuming maintenance.
'The Revenant ' review: Lifelong friends.
(PALADIN) David Anders, left, and Chris Wylde go cruising in "The Revenant ".
' Revenant ' Mashes Up Undead Havoc, Anti-War Theme.
Indie & Arthouse: 'The Revenant ', Hecklevion: 'Batman & Robin', and more.
View full size Lightning Entertainment David Anders ("Bart," front) and Chris Wylde ("Joey," back) star in THE REVENANT .
"THE REVENANT " Opens Friday, Hollywood Theatre, hollywoodtheatre.org.
The Revenant Directed by D. Kerry Prior Putrefactory Opens August 24, Cinema Village.
The Revenant by Sonia Gensler.
Inarritu to direct 'The Revenant '.
Warner Bros has tapped Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu to direct American West drama "The Revenant ," set up with Anonymous Content.
The Revenant Film Review by Kam Williams Second Lieutenant Bart Gregory (David Anders) was so full of life that it's hard for his loved ones to believe that he actually died while serving his country over in Iraq.
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In science:

Az ´uj konfigur´aci´ok el˝o´all´ıt´asa overrelax´aci´os ´es h˝of¨urd˝o algoritmus r´ev´en t¨ort´enik (k¨ul¨on–k¨ul¨on az egyes mez˝okre), melynek alapjai nagyr´eszt megegyeznek az SU(2)–Higgs-modell szimul´aci´oj´an´al haszn´altakkal .
Az elektrogyenge f\'azis\'atmenet (The electroweak phase transition)
Amennyiben mR ´ert´ek´et r¨ogz´ıtj¨uk, m0 hangol´asa r´ev´en a d konstans ´ert´eke meghat´arozhat´o. mR r¨ogz´ıt´es´ere a z´erus h˝om´ers´eklet˝u szimul´aci´o f´azis´atmeneti pontja ny´ujt lehet˝os´eget, itt mR = 0.
Az elektrogyenge f\'azis\'atmenet (The electroweak phase transition)
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