Definition of revenant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrevənənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrevənənt//
(formal or literary)
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a person who has returned, especially one who is thought to have come back from the dead The stories focus on unnatural death, revenants and vampires. Word Origin early 19th cent.: French, literally ‘coming back’, present participle (used as a noun) of revenir.