Other forms: rebirths

A rebirth can be a literal reincarnation — being born for a second time in a new body — and it can also mean a brand new beginning, like the rebirth of swing dancing in the 21st century.

If you're convinced that after your goldfish died, it was born again in the form of a crow, you believe in rebirth. Many religious traditions include the concept of rebirth. Even if you're not sure about reincarnation, you might describe a renewal or revival this way: "She's hoping for a rebirth of film photography," or "The money from his dad resulted in the rebirth of his business."

Definitions of rebirth
  1. noun
    a second or new birth
    synonyms: reincarnation, renascence
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    the passing of a soul into another body after death
    cycle of rebirth
    (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
    (Hinduism) release from the cycle of rebirth
    type of:
    birth, nascence, nascency, nativity
    the event of being born
  2. noun
    after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
    synonyms: metempsychosis
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    type of:
    any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  3. noun
    the revival of learning and culture
    synonyms: Renaissance, Renascence, renaissance
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    type of:
    renaissance, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification
    bringing again into activity and prominence
  4. noun
    a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
    synonyms: conversion, spiritual rebirth
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    the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel
    type of:
    redemption, salvation
    (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil




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