Definition of resurrection in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrezəˈrekSH(ə)n/


1The action or fact of resurrecting or being resurrected: the story of the resurrection of Osiris
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  • It also made a great counterpoint to the shamanic stuff I've been immersed in, as initiations so often feature a ritual death and resurrection.
  • Both works, fittingly for Easter, deal with notions of resurrection.
  • The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte used the bee as a symbol of immortality and resurrection.
1.1 (the Resurrection) (In Christian belief) Christ’s rising from the dead.
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  • So picking the movie apart is one way, I think, not to face the real issue of who Jesus was and how his life and death and resurrection could affect our views of God.
  • For a start I believe the audience is responding to the power of the original plays and their retelling of the Christian story from the creation to the crucifixion and resurrection.
  • As with the Bible, two men die, and the third essentially is resurrected from certain death as he escapes from the Maelstrom, perhaps comparable to Jesus' resurrection.
1.2 (the Resurrection) (In Christian belief) the rising of the dead at the Last Judgment.
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  • Therefore, Christians buried their dead both out of respect for the body and in anticipation of the resurrection at the Last Judgment.
  • Some Christians believe that after death, the "soul" enters an unconscious state before resurrection at the Last Judgment, a belief known informally as soul sleep.
  • After the Last Judgment, the damned, by contrast, were to be eternally punished in their physical bodies, reversing the process of regurgitation and resurrection.
1.3The revitalization or revival of something: the resurrection of the country under a charismatic leader resurrections of long-forgotten scandals
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  • Levine continues the great fiction of a self that contains multitudes, folding more and more characters from his real and imagined life into poems that seem less like elegies than resurrections.
  • One would think that everything has already been said about Carmen - the character, the novel, the opera, and her infinite resurrections in the last one hundred years of plenitude-and that we might as well let her rest in peace.
  • Of Hodson's three resurrections of Nijinsky choreography, the eighteen-minute Till, calling for more than fifty dancers and set to Richard Strauss's 1895 tone poem of the same name, may have the least evidence to stand on.


Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin resurrectio(n-), from the verb resurgere 'rise again' (see resurgent).

Words that rhyme with resurrection

abjection, affection, circumspection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, defection, deflection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, genuflection, imperfection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, insurrection, interconnection, interjection, intersection, introspection, lection, misdirection, objection, perfection, predilection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, retrospection, section, selection, subjection, transection, vivisection

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Syllabification: res·ur·rec·tion

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