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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 (15 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": When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in danger. Stars Stephen Twardokus and Jon Gale.


  1. "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 (14 years ago)
  2. "Revenant" a.k.a. "Cemetery Dance" is a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child released on May 12, 2009 by Grand Central Publishing. This is the ninth book in the Special Agent Pendergast series. During production, it was known by the pre-release title Revenant. The preceding novel is The Wheel of Darkness.
  3. "Revenant" is a book by Louise Cooper.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • subject: Music
    • copyright: 1992-09
  4. "Revenant" is a book published in 2010 that was written by Phaedra Weldon.
    • language: English Language
    • released on (5 years ago)
  5. "Revenant" is a book by Melanie Tem.
    • genres: Horror, Fiction
    • subject: Ghost

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. Revenant is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. Her first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men #383.
  2. Revenant is fictional character in Namco's Soul Series of fighting games. He is a generic thug on Soulcalibur III Tales of Souls Mode and an unlockable Bonus Character as well. He represents the "Wave Sword" Character Creation discipline.
    • occupation: Assassin


  1. "Revenant" is a musical single of Porl King.
    • released on
  2. "Revenant" is a musical album of Annabels Ashes.
    • released in


  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, reveniens, "returning".
  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, a revenant is 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 or jiangshi. 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.
  4. Revenant is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

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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 previewDeath Gods: An Encyclopedia of the Rulers, Evil Spirits, and Geographies of the Dead (2009)

by Ernest L. Abel

Revenant. In many mythologies, a spirit of the dead whose incorporeal corpse comes out of the grave and terrorizes the living. In some instances, only ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

reVenAnt—see. VIDEO GAMES, MONSTERS IN. rInGwrAItH—see. WRAITH. robot. Robots are artificially intelligent machines created by mankind or other sentient life and often humanoid in appearance. The concept of the robot largely ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Folklife (2015)

by Simon J Bronner

®revenant, ̄. or returning spirit or ghost. Indeed, the subject of death in American folklife is a barometer of cultural attitudes toward life. special traditions for the burial and remembrance of loved ones.

Google previewTardy's Explanatory Pronuncing Dictionary ... A new edition corrected and much enlarged, by J. C. Tarver (1847)

by TARDY (Lexicographer.)

ré-vé-lé, to reveal Revenant, e, m. a. rêve-niñ, nütë, a spectre , prepossessing, liked Revenant-bon, т. rëvë-näl-bon, the perquisites Revendeur, euse, s. rë-vâñ-dm, düzë, ...

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 the Blues: K-Z, index (2006)

by Edward M. Komara

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 previewDictionary-catalogue of Operas and Operettas which Have Been Performed on the Public Stage: Libretti (1910)

inattendu, ou, le Mari revenant. Retour. (Le) inattendu. Return. (The Soldier's) Return. (The Soldier's) Return (The) of the Roamers. Returning the compliment. Réuber. (Die) (Sic.) Reue (Die) vor der That. (Operetta.) Réunion (La ) ...

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Video shows what revenant means. Someone who returns from a long absence.. A person or thing reborn.. A supernatural being that returns from the dead, ...

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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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