• WordNet 3.6
    • n renovation the act of improving by renewing and restoring "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property","a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"
    • n renovation the state of being restored to its former good condition "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Renovation The act or process of renovating; the state of being renovated or renewed. "There is something inexpressibly pleasing in the annual renovation of the world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n renovation The act of renovating, or the state of being renovated or renewed; a making new after decay, destruction, or impairment; renewal.
    • n renovation In theology, the renewal wrought by the Holy Spirit in one who has been regenerated. Renovation differs from regeneration inasmuch as, while regeneration is a single act, and confers a divine life, which can never be wholly lost in this life, or, according to Calvinistic theology, continues forever, renovation is a continuous process or a repetition of acts whereby the divine life is preserved and matured.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Renovation renewal: state of being renewed:
    • ns Renovation (theol.) regeneration: Renovā′tionist, one who believes in the improvement of society by the spiritual renovation of the individual
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. renovatio,: cf. F. rénovation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. re-, again, novāre, -ātum, to make new—novus, new.


In literature:

Will it pay to try to renovate my old apple trees?
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
If it be within the means of the family purse, it is well to renovate the walls just prior to the advent of the little stranger.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
This product is known as renovated butter, and has poor keeping qualities.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
What the moral renovation of Rousseau did for France we all know.
"Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I" by John Morley
I am told Saint George's College has recently undergone renovation.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
It was completely renovated during 1895, when the present reredos was added.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
It appeared that I was renovated in proportion as I put on each article of dress.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
Henry Blunt, who also thoroughly restored and renovated the building some thirty years ago.
"Holborn and Bloomsbury" by Sir Walter Besant
The small old church in the Kremlin was being renovated; nothing but the whitewashed walls remained.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
Winter at length passed away, and with the first weeks of spring were renovated our hopes of escape.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat

In poetry:

Oh fair Harmonia! God is love,
Who gave thee to our earth,
To renovate and lift above
Our birth.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
Spring is but another birth,
From the grave of earlier springs,
Which to renovated earth
Other resurrection brings.
"Resurrection" by John Bowring
Well wishing Heaven hath given to earth,
Some hearts of purest fire,
To renovate our sinful birth,
And raise our low desire.
"The Holy Lady" by James Avis Bartley
SICK of the crowd, the toil, the strife,
Sweet Nature, how I turn to thee,
Seeking for renovated life,
By brawling brook and shady tree!
"Flight To Nature" by William Gilmore Simms
Unless thy faith extorts this grace divine,
And makes the renovated creature shine,
It is in vain;— it answers to no end,
Unless it serves thy errors to amend.
"Advice To Believe In Christ, And An Exhibition Or Display Of The Wonderful Change That Is Wrought In" by Rees Prichard
Since now, to health devoted, this calm shore
Breathes renovation in its foamy wave,
For the kind DONOR shall each heart implore,
The good his energies to others gave.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward

In news:

A spate of renovations to hotels, restaurants, and old-fashioned main streets has given Connecticut River Valley towns like Essex, Ivoryton, and Chester a much-needed dose of modernity.
Improvements at New York and London Branches Support Global Renovation Plan.
Creating a conveyor belt for renovation.
BOSTON—A five year, full renovation of the Boston Marriott Copley Place has been completed.
Fairmont Copley Plaza's $20 million renovation.
My company specializes in commercial office retrofits in New York City and residential construction and renovations in the surrounding suburbs.
HGA renovates Rowing Center at Cornell University .
Renovation provides state-of-the-art waterfront facility.
Major Renovation At Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital .
The additional revenue in the 2013 budget would go toward filling jobs and renovating the courthouse.
Brian Moline talks with the president of the Urbana school board about the grand opening of the renovated UHS Cobb Memorial Auditorium this Saturday.
Dock & Dine at Saybrook Point in Old Saybrook recently reopened after renovations needed after Storm Irene.
KBE Building renovates UConn dining hall.
MCLEAN, Va.— DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of a newly renovated, all-suite upscale full-service hotel in historic Rochester, N.Y.
MCLEAN, Va.— DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of the newly renovated, full-service 100-room DoubleTree by Hilton Des Moines Airport.

In science:

Generation of components for software renovation factories from context-free grammars.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
It is one of the best models for SN 1993J, and we just wanted to check if the new version of our code STELLA, with improved and renovated physics, still produces the light curve that fits observations well.
Tests for supernova explosion models: from light curves to X-ray emission of supernova remnants