AskDefine | Define rebirth

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1 after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body [syn: metempsychosis]
2 a second or new birth [syn: reincarnation]
3 the revival of learning and culture [syn: Renaissance, renascence]
4 a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life [syn: conversion, spiritual rebirth]

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re- + birth



  1. a new birth of a mental capacity, such as a soul, in a physical life form, such as a body
  2. a fresh embodiment
  3. a new, often improved, version
  4. a full or partial restoration or revival of an old idea that has slipped out of common use


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rebirth in German: Wiedergeburt
rebirth in Spanish: Rebirth (desambiguación)
rebirth in French: Reborn
rebirth in Italian: Rebirth
rebirth in Dutch: Wedergeboorte
rebirth in Portuguese: Rebirth
rebirth in Swedish: Rebirth

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