1. A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
2. Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment.
Nor after resurrection shall he stay
Longer on earth. --Milton.
3. State of being risen from the dead; future state.
In the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage. --Matt. xxii. 30.
4. The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
I am the resurrection, and the life. --John xi. 25.
Cross of the resurrection, a slender cross with a pennant floating from the junction of the bars.
Resurrection plant Bot., a name given to several species of Selaginella (as Selaginella convoluta and Selaginella lepidophylla), flowerless plants which, when dry, close up so as to resemble a bird's nest, but revive and expand again when moistened. The name is sometimes also given to the rose of Jericho. See under Rose.