What does Reincarnation mean?

Definitions for Reincarnationˌri ɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Reincarnation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reincarnation(noun)

    embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)

    "his reincarnation as a lion"

  2. reincarnation, rebirth, renascence(noun)

    a second or new birth

  3. reincarnation(noun)

    the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions


  1. reincarnation(Noun)

    A rebirth of a mental capacity, such as a soul, in a physical life form, such as a body

  2. reincarnation(Noun)

    The idea of such a rebirth, a specific belief or doctrine on how such a rebirth occurs

  3. reincarnation(Noun)

    A fresh embodiment

  4. reincarnation(Noun)

    A new, considerably improved, version


  1. Reincarnation

    Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions. This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions. It is also a common belief of other religions such as Druidism, Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar and is found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia. Although the majority of sects within the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam do not believe that individuals reincarnate, particular groups within these religions do refer to reincarnation; these groups include the mainstream historical and contemporary followers of Kabbalah, the Cathars, the Druze and the Rosicrucians. The historical relations between these sects and the beliefs about reincarnation that were characteristic of Neoplatonism, Orphism, Hermeticism, Manicheanism and Gnosticism of the Roman era, as well as the Indian religions has been the subject of recent scholarly research. In recent decades, many Europeans and North Americans have developed an interest in reincarnation. Contemporary films, books, and popular songs frequently mention reincarnation. In the last decades, academic researchers have begun to explore reincarnation and published reports of children's memories of earlier lives in peer-reviewed journals and books.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reincarnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Reincarnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Walking in the nature is a reincarnation!

  2. Yehuda Maor:

    I don't believe in reincarnation, but if I did he is Rudolf Nureyev.

  3. Henry Miller:

    Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. . .The other eight are unimportant.

  4. Tom Zegan:

    I don't believe in reincarnation, but then again I didn't believe in it last time either.

  5. Norbu Dunzhub:

    No matter what the Dalai Lama says or does, the central government's recognized rights toward reincarnation cannot be denied.

Images & Illustrations of Reincarnation

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Translations for Reincarnation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • převtěleníCzech
  • Wiedergeburt, ReinkarnationGerman
  • μετενσάρκωσηGreek
  • reenkarniĝoEsperanto
  • reencarnaciónSpanish
  • reinkarnaatio, sielunvaellusoppi, jälleensyntyminen, muodonmuutos, uudistuminenFinnish
  • réincarnationFrench
  • aaghoaill y chorpManx
  • पुनर्जन्मHindi
  • 転生Japanese
  • რეინკარნაციაGeorgian
  • penjelmaan semulaMalay
  • reincarnaçãoPortuguese
  • возрождение, перевоплощение, перерождение, реинкарнация, переселение душRussian
  • реинкарнација, preporađanje, препорађање, reinkarnacijaSerbo-Croatian
  • själavandringSwedish
  • reenkarnasyon, ruh göçüTurkish

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