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revenants

noun

  1. (person)  a person who returns after a lengthy absence
    Type of: person
  2. (ghost)  someone who has returned from the dead
    Type of: ghost

Etymology summary

from French: ghost, from revenir to come back, from Latin revenīre, from re- +...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Revenant

a visible ghost or animated corpse that was believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is derived from the Latin word, revenans, "returning". Vivid stories of revenants arose in Western Europe during the High Middle ... (41 of 1479 words)

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Revenant (disambiguation)

a corpse that has returned from the grave to terrorize the living. Revenant or variations thereof may also refer to: In film and television: Le revenant, a 1903 film by Georges Méliès (see Georges Méliès filmography) | Un revenant or Le revenant... (41 of 228 words, 14 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

revenant | revenants [plural] | ghost [synonym, sense-specific]

Someone who returns from a long absence. | A person or thing reborn. | A supernatural being that returns from the dead; a zombie or ghost. | Used as an adjective. (28 of 125 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

revenant

something, especially a ghost, that returns (6 of 242 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/revenant

Oxford Dictionary:

revenant

a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead (10 of 52 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

revenant

one that returns after death or a long absence (9 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/revenant

American Heritage Dictionary:

revenant

One that returns after a lengthy absence. | One who returns after death. (12 of 30 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

revenant

a person who returns, as after a long absence | "ghost" (specific sense) (12 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

revenant

a person who returns. | a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost. (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/revenant

Encarta Dictionary:

revenant [formal] | revenants [plural]

a dead person believed to have come back as a ghost (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701815​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

revenant

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French: ghost, from revenir to come back, from Latin revenīre, from re- + venīre to come

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/revenant

Oxford Dictionary:

revenant

Origin: early 19th century: French, literally "coming back", present participle (used as a noun) of revenir

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Wiktionary:

revenant | revenants [plural]

Origin: 19th century. From French revenant, the present participle of revenir ("to return"). Compare revenue.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/revenant

American Heritage Dictionary:

revenant

Origin: French, from present participle of revenir, to return, from Old French; see "revenue".

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New World Dictionary:

revenant

Origin: French from present participle of revenir, to come back: see "revenue"

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Merriam-Webster:

revenant

First use: 1818

Origin: French, from present participle of revenir to return

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Encarta Dictionary:

revenant [formal] | revenants [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: French from present participle of revenir "return"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701815​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

revenant

Audio: British English pronunciation of "revenant"

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the Free Dictionary:

revenant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "revenant"

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Google Dictionary:

revenant | revenants [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "revenant"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

revenant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revenant"

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YourDictionary Audio:

revenant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "revenant" by speech synthesizer

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