KJV Dictionary Definition: restorable


RESTO'RABLE, n. from restore. That may be restored to a former good condition; as restorable land.


RESTO'RAL, n. Restitution. Not in use.


RESTORA'TION, n. L. restauro.

1. The act of replacing in a former state.

Behold the different climes agree, rejoicing in thy restoration.

So we speak of the restoration of a man to his office, or to a good standing in society.

2. Renewal; revival; re-establishment; as the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war; the restoration of a declining commerce.

3. Recovery; renewal of health and soundness; as restoration from sickness or from insanity.

4. Recovery from a lapse or any bad state; as the restoration of man from apostasy.

5. In theology, universal restoration, the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God, to a state of happiness; universal salvation.

6. In England, the return of king Charles II in 1660, and the re-establishment of monarchy.


RESTO'RATIVE, a. That has power to renew strength and vigor.

RESTO'RATIVE, n. A medicine efficacious in restoring strength and vigor, or in recruiting the vital powers.


RESTO'RE, v.t. L. restauro. This is a compound of re and the root of store, story, history. The primary sense is to set, to lay or to throw, as in Gr. solid.

1. To return to a person, as a specific thing which he has lost, or which has been taken from him and unjustly detained. We restore lost or stolen goods to the owner.

Now therefore restore to the man his wife. Gen. 20.

2. To replace; to return; as a person or thing to a former place.

Pharaoh shall restore thee to thy place. Gen. 40.

3. To bring back.

The father banish'd virtue shall restore.

4. To bring back or recover from lapse, degeneracy, declension or ruin to its former state.

- Loss of Eden, till one greater man restore it, and regain the blissful seat.

- Our fortune restored after the severest afflictions.

5. To heal; to cure; to recover from disease.

His hand was restored whole like as the other. Matt. 12.

6. To make restitution or satisfaction for a thing taken, by returning something else, or something of different value.

He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. Ex. 22.

7. To give for satisfaction for pretended wrongs something not taken. Ps. 69.

8. To repair; to rebuild; as, to restore and to build Jerusalem. Daniel 9.

9. To revive; to resuscitate; to bring back to life.

Whose son he had restored to life. 2Kings 8.

10. To return or bring back after absence. Heb. 13.

11. To bring to a sense of sin and amendment of life.

Gal. 6.

12. To renew or re-establish after interruption; as, peace is restored. Friendship between the parties is restored.

13. To recover or renew, as passages of an author obscured or corrupted; as, to restore the true reading.


RESTO'RED, pp. Returned; brought back; retrieved; recovered; cured; renewed; re-established.


RESTO'REMENT, n. The act of restoring; restoration. Not used.


RESTO'RER, n. One that restores; one that returns what is lost or unjustly detained; one who repairs or re-establishes.


RESTO'RING, ppr. Returning what is lost or taken; bringing back; recovering; curing; renewing; repairing; re-establishing.