Top Definition
One who returns from death, not necessarily to be seen amongst the living.
The mythology of the phoenix states that it lived in the desert for 5 centuries and then consumed itself by fire, later to rise renewed from its ashes; Revenant.
by Ivan Alfaro April 22, 2006
1.Undead, one who has risen from the dead.

2.The corpse or spirit of a condemned executed Criminal, returns to seek revenge on it's executioners and the living in general.
1. Revenant is the politically correct name for zombies.

2. Many horror movies monsters can be considered Revenants. Freddy Krueger for example.
by A DarkMind June 16, 2007
An animated corpse that rises from the grave to terrorize the living. They are thought to have been evil people in life ect. William of Newbury has written accounts of such reverants.
The grave of a revenant.
by Deep blue 2012 February 28, 2010
One who runs and hides like a scalded dog and then returns once things have calmed down.
The revenant left during the fight, but later returned after all was calm
by Anonymous March 24, 2005
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