What does incarnation mean?

Definitions for incarnation
ˌɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃənin·car·na·tion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. embodiment, incarnation, avatarnoun

    a new personification of a familiar idea

    "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"

  2. Incarnationnoun

    (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ

  3. incarnationnoun

    time passed in a particular bodily form

    "he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation"

  4. personification, incarnationnoun

    the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.

Wiktionary

  1. incarnationnoun

    An incarnate being or form.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

  2. incarnationnoun

    A living being embodying a deity or spirit.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

  3. incarnationnoun

    An assumption of human form or nature.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

  4. incarnationnoun

    A person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like

    The leading dancer is the incarnation of grace.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

  5. incarnationnoun

    The act of incarnating.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

  6. incarnationnoun

    The state of being incarnated.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

  7. Incarnationnoun

    The doctrine that the second person of the Trinity assumed human form in the person of Jesus Christ and is fully divine and fully human.

    Etymology: From incarnacion, from incarnacion, from incarnatio, from incarnari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incarnationnoun

    the act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature

    Etymology: [F. incarnation, LL. incarnatio.]

  2. Incarnationnoun

    the union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ

    Etymology: [F. incarnation, LL. incarnatio.]

  3. Incarnationnoun

    an incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act

    Etymology: [F. incarnation, LL. incarnatio.]

  4. Incarnationnoun

    a rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation

    Etymology: [F. incarnation, LL. incarnatio.]

  5. Incarnationnoun

    the process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation

    Etymology: [F. incarnation, LL. incarnatio.]

Freebase

  1. Incarnation

    Incarnation literally means embodied in flesh or taking on flesh. It refers to the conception and birth of a sentient creature who is the material manifestation of an entity, god or force whose original nature is immaterial. In its religious context the word is used to mean the descent from Heaven of a god, or divine being in human/animal form on Earth.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Incarnation

    the humanisation of the Divine in the person of Christ, a doctrine vehemently opposed in the early times of the Church by both Jews and Gnostics, by the former as inconsistent with the greatness of God, and by the latter as inconsistent with the inbred depravity of man.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incarnation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incarnation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of incarnation in a Sentence

  1. Adam Savage:

    I'm so excited to be returning to Discovery to work with these kids on a new incarnation of the show I love so much, to be able to confront them with great questions and the resources to answer them is such a dream. Helping to inspire future scientists and engineers is a mission I share with Discovery.

  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    I shall have no faith in Rama and Krishna who are believed to be incarnation of God nor shall I worship them. I thereby reject my old religion, Hinduism, which is detrimental to the prosperity of human kind and which discriminates between man and man and which treats me as inferior.

  3. Spencer Stone:

    Faced with the evil called terrorism there is a good, that's humanity. You are the incarnation of that.

  4. Donald Rumsfeld, Ronald Reagan Library and Museum, October 10, 2003:

    Like President Reagan, President Bush has not shied from calling evil by its name or declaring his intention to defeat its latest incarnation, terrorism, just as free men and women of all political persuasions, here and abroad, defeated fascism and communism before.

  5. Billy Kreutzmann -LRB- drums -RRB-:

    Most of these kids are too young to have seen the Dead in our earlier incarnation, it's a chance for us, you know, to dedicate ourselves to transporting them.

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