|1.||the act or an instance of reviving or the state of being revived|
|2.||an instance of returning to life or consciousness; restoration of vigour or vitality|
|3.||a renewed use, acceptance of, or interest in (past customs, styles, etc): a revival of learning; the Gothic revival|
|4.||a new production of a play that has not been recently performed|
|5.||a reawakening of faith or renewal of commitment to religion|
|6.||an evangelistic meeting or service intended to effect such a reawakening in those present|
|7.||the re-establishment of legal validity, as of a judgment, contract, etc|
In Christianity, an energetic meeting intended to “revive” religious faith. Common among fundamentalists, these meetings are characterized by impassioned preaching and singing.