Definitions for rebirthriˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•birthriˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ(n.)

  1. a new or second birth.

  2. a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance; revival.

Origin of rebirth:

1830–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. metempsychosis, rebirth(noun)

    after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body

  2. reincarnation, rebirth, renascence(noun)

    a second or new birth

  3. rebirth, Renaissance, Renascence(noun)

    the revival of learning and culture

  4. conversion, rebirth, spiritual rebirth(noun)

    a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rebirth(noun)ˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ

    the time when sth becomes active or important again, or the fact of becoming active or important again

    the rebirth of the city's southern neighborhoods; Spring is the season of rebirth.

Wiktionary

  1. rebirth(Noun)

    Reincarnation; new birth subsequent to one's first.

  2. rebirth(Noun)

    Revival, reinvigoration.

  3. rebirth(Noun)

    Spiritual renewal.

Freebase

  1. Rebirth

    Rebirth in Buddhism is the doctrine that the evolving consciousness or stream of consciousness upon death, becomes one of the contributing causes for the arising of a new aggregation. The consciousness in the new person is neither identical nor entirely different from that in the deceased but the two form a causal continuum or stream. In traditional Buddhist cosmology these lives can be in any of a large number of states of being including the human, any kind of animal and several types of supernatural being. Rebirth is conditioned by the karmas of previous lives; good karmas will yield a happier rebirth, bad karmas will produce one which is more unhappy. The basic cause for this is the abiding of consciousness in ignorance: when ignorance is uprooted, rebirth ceases. One of the analogies used to describe what happens then is that of a ray of light that never lands.

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