Re·viv·al n. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived. Specifically: (a) Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature. (b) Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature. (c) Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest. (d) Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; -- applied to the health, spirits, and the like. (e) Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture. (f) Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion. (g) Law Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc. (h) Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification, 2.
n 1: bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of
trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the
Gothic revival in architecture" [syn: resurgence, revitalization,
2: an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in
religion [syn: revival meeting]