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Definition of the noun revenant

What does revenant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: revenants

  1. a person who returns after a lengthy absence
  2. someone who has returned from the dead
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: ghost = the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

Definition of the adjective revenant

What does revenant mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to or typical of a revenant
  2. coming back


"Revenant" is an action-RPG computer game by Cinematix Studios, released in 1999 by the publisher Eidos Interactive.

  • also known as The Forsaken
  • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
  • developers: Cinematix, Cinematix Studios
  • genres: Fantasy, Action role-playing game, Adventure game, Role-playing video game, Action game, Action-adventure game
  • publisher: Eidos Interactive
  • released on (14 years ago)


  1. "Revenant" a.k.a. "Modern Vampires" is a 1998 black horror/comedy film that was released Oct 19, 1999 straight to video, written by Matthew Bright and directed by Richard Elfman.
  2. "Revenant" a.k.a. "An American Ghost Story" is a film, directed by Derek Cole.


  1. "Revenant" a.k.a. "Cemetery Dance" is the name of a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. During production, it was known by the pre-release title Revenant. The preceding novel is The Wheel of Darkness.
  2. "Revenant" is an original novel based on the U.S. television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    • language: English Language
    • author: Mel Odom
    • genres: Horror, Fiction, Children's literature, Speculative fiction
    • subject: Vampire
    • copyright: 2001
    • released in (13 years ago)
  3. "Revenant" is a book by Louise Cooper.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • subject: Music
    • copyright: 1992-09


  1. Revenant was a death metal band formed in 1986 in northern New Jersey.
  2. Revenant is a musical group.
    • album: "Retrieving Honor and Hatred"


Revenant a.k.a. Revenant Records is a record label based in Austin, Texas, which concentrates on folk and blues. Revenant was formed in 1996 by John Fahey and Dean Blackwood. Revenant's 2001 box set, Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton, won three Grammy Awards in 2003.


  1. Revenant: A revenant is 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", from the verb "revenir"; in French, "revenant" means "coming back", from the verb "revenir", meaning "to come back".
  2. Revenant: In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the revenant is a type of fictional monster.
  3. Revenant a.k.a. Revenants in fiction: In fantasy fiction, the term revenant usually means a sentient creature whose desire to fulfill a special goal allows it to return from the grave as a creature vaguely resembling an intelligent zombie. Another possibility is that a powerful wizard returns a dead hero from the past to make him go on a quest that no living human would dare to undertake. Such a revenant may be just as intelligent as it was in life but its will is usually bound by the wizard who summons and controls it.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Revenant

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Gothic Literature (2009)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

revenant A variety of critics interpret the narrative poem as a cautionary tale to little girls, a literary rebellion against restrictions on female artists, an anti-fan- tasy on female freedom, an ALLEGORY on Victorian patriarchy and materialism, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Popular Fiction, Second Edition

by EPUB 2-3

and Fatal Revenant (2007) have been published thus far. Further Information The Chroniclesof Thomas Covenant, ...

Google previewThe Blues Encyclopedia (2004)

by Edward Komara, Peter Lee

Hollerin' the Blues (Revenant 212). Bob Dylan has composed a popular tribute " High Water (for Charley Patton)." Other contemporary performers such as Alvin Youngblood Hart, Rory Block, Paul Geremia, Jo Ann Kelly, and Carlos del Junco ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma (2010)

by Norman C. McClelland

Etheric revenant. This is an entity in which the soul ofa recently deceased has failed to separate it- self from the etheric body (and or astral body) in the second death as it is expected to do and which naturally delays its eventual rebirth.

Google previewLibrary of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship (1895)

Selected from the Standard Authors of All Nations and All Time by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon

Revenant (Le) (BIacl:wood's Magazine), iv. 281. Revenge (The) of Hamish (S. Lanier), ix. 248. Revenge (Nubian) (Eliot Warburton ), ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2009)

by Salman Akhtar

Redefining the revenant: guilt and sibling loss in Guntrip and Freud. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 43: 423–432 .

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Scrabble value of R1E1V4E1N1A1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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