• WordNet 3.6
    • n revival bringing again into activity and prominence "the revival of trade","a revival of a neglected play by Moliere","the Gothic revival in architecture"
    • n revival an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain has been proven to revive long-lost memories.
    • n Revival (Law) The act of reviving, or the state of being revived.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pablo Picasso almost died at birth. The midwife present though he was stillborn and left him on the table. His father, a physician, revived Pablo by breathing air into his lungs.
    • n revival The act of reviving, or returning to life after actual or apparent death; the act of bringing back to life; also, the state of being so revived or restored: as, the revival of a drowned person; the revival of a person from a swoon.
    • n revival Restoration to former vigor, activity, or efficiency, after a period of languor, depression, or suspension; quickening; renewal: as, the revival of hope; the revival of one's spirits by good news; a revival of trade.
    • n revival Restoration to general use, practice, acceptance, or belief; the state of being currently known or received: as, the revival of learning in Europe; the revival of bygone fashions; specifically [capitalized], the Renaissance.
    • n revival Specifically, an extraordinary awakening in a church or a community of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.
    • n revival The representation of something past; specifically, in theatrical art, the reproduction of a play which has not been presented for a considerable time.
    • n revival In chem., same as revivification.
    • n revival The reinstatement of an action or a suit after it has become abated, as, for instance, by the death of a party, when it may be revived by substituting the personal representative, if the cause of action has not abated.
    • n revival That which is recalled to life, or to present existence or appearance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
    • ns Revival recovery from languor, neglect, depression, &c.: renewed performance of, as of a play: renewed interest in or attention to: a time of extraordinary religious awakening: restoration: quickening: renewal, as of trade: awakening, as revival of learning:
    • ns Revival (law) reinstatement of an action
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  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
    “I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a d?go?t given by satiety.”
  • Ralph Ellison
    Ralph Ellison
    “If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Revive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. revivre—L. re-, again, vivĕre, to live.


In literature:

The revivals of genuine religion which usually attended these gatherings were much needed in the backwoods.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Great nobles took an active and personal part in the literary revival.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The Revival of Centralization, 1795-1800.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
We have seen men of all creeds join the Archaeological Society to preserve and revive our ancient literature.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
The food revived us both, and restored our spirits.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sound of the shouts seemed to revive poor Will Freeborn.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
I crawled to it, and swallowed some of the precious fluid, which much revived me.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
Each year he had a week of revival meetings which was very fruitful in the conversion of many students.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
It seemed as if ice and snow and water had combined to revive the picture if not the reality of ancient chaos!
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
He had also a night school and taught music, and these two features of his school he has revived since the war.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams

In poetry:

If I were dead, her feet
My spirit would revive,
As may her bosom sweet
Keep you, sweet flower, alive.
"Song" by Alfred Austin
But by his pious care reviv'd,
His tale she heard anon;
And soon by other tokens found
He was indeed her son.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Courage has not fled, Simply slept awhile.
Hope, that you deemed dead, Revived beneath a smile.
Good cannot be slain, beauty never dies,
Spring has come again, soul of man, arise.
"Easter Thoughts" by Wilhelmina Stitch
Alas! they wiil never see their husbands again,
And to weep for them 'tis all in vain,
Because sorrow never could revive the dead,
Therefore they must weep, knowing all hope is fled.
"The Terrific Cyclone of 1893" by William Topaz McGonagall
And for the loss of such a prince the people will mourn,
But, alas! unto them he can never more return,
Because sorrow never could revive the dead again,
Therefore to weep for him is all in vain.
"The Death of Prince Leopold" by William Topaz McGonagall
When to her lute Corinna sings,
Her voice revives the leaden strings,
And doth in highest notes appear
As any challenged echo clear.
But when she doth of mourning speak,
Even with her sighs the strings do break.
"Corinna" by Thomas Campion

In news:

A Jamesville-DeWitt High School lacrosse player was revived with CPR and a defibrillator after he was struck in the chest by a shot from another player on Wednesday.
Hong- Chih Kuo relying more than ever on himself as he tries to revive career.
THE DANCER'S LIFE J Manuel Santos, center, and others in a revival of "A Chorus Line " at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn.
London revives ' Chorus Line '.
"A Chorus Line " will receive its first London revival since the original production, opening in February at the London Palladium on the West End.
Chrys Peterson, Hepcat Revival play favorite Elvis holiday tune.
I saw a clip of Mayor Bloomberg at a downtown economic-revival photo op the other day, and he said something mildly amusing.
Bodies discovered revive fear of serial killings.
Call for Legislature to Revive Colorado's Civil Union Bill.
DENVER — A call for a special legislative session by Gov John W Hickenlooper could revive a bill that would have allowed civil union s for same-sex couples in Colorado.
The revival of historic downtown districts in cities across America is increasingly tied to their ability to shift from being retail centers to being cultural centers.
Vote on franking bill revives 'Spendy Scott' nickname.
A Back-to-School giveaway will be held 6 to 8 pm Saturday, Sept 8 at Calvary Revival Church-Peninsula East and Memorial Baptist Church.
Joy Formidable Revive Female- Fronted Nineties Rock.
Furniture company 's revival has global message.

In science:

Our theoretical analysis brings to light a completely new time scale, at which the system exhibits surprisingly perfect revivals.
Super revivals and sub-Planck scale structures of a slightly relativistic particle in a box
This longer time scale rules the system dynamics and replaces the original revival time of the unperturbed system.
Super revivals and sub-Planck scale structures of a slightly relativistic particle in a box
Keywords : Wave packet dynamics; quantum revivals; sub-Planck scale structures.
Super revivals and sub-Planck scale structures of a slightly relativistic particle in a box
In this case, the revival dynamics becomes exact.
Super revivals and sub-Planck scale structures of a slightly relativistic particle in a box
Only carefully designed wavepackets, with specific mathematical properties, can display quantum revivals and weave quantum carpets within a fully relativistic theory.
Super revivals and sub-Planck scale structures of a slightly relativistic particle in a box