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Definition of "restoration" []

  • An act of restoring: damage too great for restoration. (noun)
  • An instance of restoring or of being restored: Restoration of the sculpture was expensive. (noun)
  • The state of being restored. (noun)
  • Something, such as a renovated building, that has been restored. (noun)
  • The return of a constitutional monarchy to Great Britain in 1660 under Charles II. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "restoration" in a sentence
  • "He has also set as a goal what he calls the restoration of God to a central place in American government and culture."
  • "A group campaigning for what it describes as the restoration of law and order in South Africa placed its hopes on Monday in the rightwing Boeremag organisation that claimed responsibility for the recent spate of bomb attacks in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal."
  • ""Ah, ah!" said he, in evident terror, "that is what you call a restoration!""