rest oration


the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
the state or fact of being restored.
a return of something to a former, original, normal, or unimpaired condition.
restitution of something taken away or lost.
something that is restored, as by renovating.
a reconstruction or reproduction of an ancient building, extinct animal, or the like, showing it in its original state.
a putting back into a former position, dignity, etc.
the work, process, or result of replacing or restoring teeth or parts of teeth.
something that restores or replaces teeth or parts of teeth, as a filling, crown, or denture.
the Restoration.
the reestablishment of the monarchy in England with the return of Charles II in 1660.
the period of the reign of Charles II (1660–85), sometimes extended to include the reign of James II (1685–88).
(initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Restoration: Restoration manners.

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin restaurātiōn- (stem of restaurātiō), equivalent to Latin restaurāt(us) (past participle of restaurāre to restore; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

antirestoration, adjective
nonrestoration, noun
post-Restoration, noun
pre-Restoration, adjective
prerestoration, adjective
prorestoration, adjective Unabridged
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restoration (ˌrɛstəˈreɪʃən)
1.  the act of restoring or state of being restored, as to a former or original condition, place, etc
2.  the replacement or giving back of something lost, stolen, etc
3.  something restored, replaced, or reconstructed
4.  a model or representation of an extinct animal, landscape of a former geological age, etc

Restoration (ˌrɛstəˈreɪʃən)
(Brit) history
 a.  the re-establishment of the monarchy in 1660 or the reign of Charles II (1660--85)
 b.  (as modifier): Restoration drama

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restoration res·to·ra·tion (rěs'tə-rā'shən)

  1. Any of various dental fittings, such as an inlay, crown, bridge, or denture, that restore or replace lost tooth structure, teeth, or oral tissues.

  2. A substance used to restore the missing portion of a tooth.

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Restoration definition

The return of constitutional monarchy in Britain in the late seventeenth century. The Stuarts were placed back on the throne; the first of them after the Restoration was King Charles II.

Note: The Restoration is known as a period of comparative gaiety in England after the severe days of government by the Puritans. Plays, in particular, had been banned by the Puritans; a large number, notably comedies, were produced during the Restoration.
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