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rebirth

noun

  1. (phenomenon)  a phenomenon where after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
    Synonyms: metempsychosis. Type of: phenomenon
  2. (birth)  a 2nd or new birth
    Synonyms: metempsychosis, reincarnation, renascence. Type of: birth
  3. (revival)  the revival of learning and culture
    Synonyms: Renaissance, renaissance, Renascence. Type of: revival
  4. (redemption)  a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
    Synonyms: conversion, spiritual rebirth. Type of: redemption

Etymology summary

re- + birth
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rebirth | reincarnation [synonym, sense-specific]

a revival or renaissance | a second or new birth; reincarnation (10 of 427 words, 2 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rebirth

Wikipedia:

Rebirth [disambiguation]

may refer to: Reincarnation, the migration of a deceased person's spirit or consciousness to a newborn body Rebirth (Buddhism) | Regeneration (theology) Baptism, a Christian ritual representing spiritual cleansing | Born again (Christianity) | ... (31 of 318 words, 41 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rebirth

Merriam-Webster:

rebirth | renaissance [synonym, sense-specific] | metempsychosis [synonym, sense-specific] | revival [synonym, sense-specific] | reanimation [synonym, sense-specific] | regeneration [synonym, sense-specific] | rejuvenation [synonym, sense-specific] | rejuvenescence [synonym, sense-specific] | renewal [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a new or second birth; "metempsychosis" ; spiritual regeneration | "renaissance", "revival" (11 of 98 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rebirth

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rebirth

[singular, uncountable] a situation in which something becomes popular, important, or effective again | [uncountable] the belief, according to some ... (19 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rebirth

Oxford Dictionary:

rebirth

the process of being reincarnated or born again | a period of new life, growth, or activity; a revival (18 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rebirth

Wiktionary:

rebirth | rebirths [plural] | Reincarnation [synonym, sense-specific]

Reincarnation; new birth subsequent to one's first. | Revival, reinvigoration. | Spiritual renewal. (11 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rebirth

Cambridge Dictionary:

rebirth

a new period of growth of something or an increase in popularity of something that was popular in the past (20 of 45 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rebirth

Random House Dictionary:

rebirth

a new or second birth. | a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival. (14 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/rebirth

American Heritage Dictionary:

rebirth

A second or new birth; reincarnation. | A renaissance; a revival (10 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rebirth

New World Dictionary:

rebirth

a new or second birth, as through reincarnation or spiritual regeneration | a reawakening; renaissance; revival (15 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rebirth

Encarta Dictionary:

rebirth | rebirths [plural]

the regeneration of something that has died or has been destroyed | the revival of important ideas or forces, usually as part of broad and significant ... (25 of 58 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861699632​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

rebirth | rebirths [plural]

Origin: re- + birth

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rebirth

re-

Origin: Old French re- in some cases, directly from Latin re- in others. Displaced native English ed-, eft-, gain-, with-/wither-.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/re-

birth | birthed [past tense] | birthing [present participle] | births [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English birthe (1250), from earlier burthe, burde, from Old Norse burðr, byrd (Old Swedish byrth, Swedish börd), replacing Old English gebyrd (rare variant byrþ). The Old... (27 of 67 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/birth

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rebirth

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rebirth"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rebirth

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rebirth

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rebirth"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

rebirth

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Cambridge Dictionary:

rebirth

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "rebirth"

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dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rebirth

the Free Dictionary:

rebirth

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Google Dictionary:

rebirth | rebirths [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "rebirth"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rebirth

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rebirth"

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YourDictionary Audio:

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