Definition of rebirth in English:

rebirth

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The process of being reincarnated or born again.

    ‘the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth’
    • ‘From rebirth to rebirth, we can thus build on prior accomplishments and go further and further on the path.’
    • ‘Nirvana, in Hinduism, is achieved through a continuous cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth.’
    • ‘The way this process of continuous rebirth occurs is explained step by step in the doctrine of Dependent Origination.’
    • ‘For both victim and abuser, the Church's teachings on redemption and rebirth are a relief and a liberation.’
    • ‘The symbolic nature of Odin's sacrifice is that of rebirth, which was once a common element of traditional rites of passage.’
    • ‘But the point of ego dissolution required to exist in a state of selfless divine love is also one of death and rebirth.’
    • ‘True, we cannot say anything useful about the claim that liberation puts an end to the rigours of death and rebirth.’
    • ‘That soul is then liberated, freed from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.’
    • ‘Our migration through the cycles of death and rebirth is a function of mind.’
    • ‘It is what Buddhists and various other doctrines aim to sever in an effort to transcend samsaric rebirth and needless suffering.’
    • ‘As the sun waxes and wanes with the seasons, and rises and falls with the days, death and rebirth as represented by the Jera rune is inherent to sun worship.’
    • ‘The Buddhist belief in rebirth clearly introduces a new dimension to the abortion debate.’
    • ‘This is the death / rebirth that opens one up to entering truly into the lives of others.’
    • ‘It's more a treatise on death and rebirth and the nature of this community.’
    • ‘The book deals with the experiences of a person as they pass between death and rebirth.’
    • ‘The regularity of such cases proves that souls do exist and there is some truth to the stories of rebirth and reincarnation.’
    • ‘The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death and rebirth are unique and very complete.’
    • ‘One version of the Neogardnerian story recites this circle of birth, death, and rebirth.’
    • ‘Christianity as a Osirian death and rebirth religion ends with the savior's death and later rebirth.’
    • ‘The evolutionary dance leads us through death which gives rise to rebirth and new opportunities.’
    1. 1.1[count noun]A period of new life, growth, or activity; a revival.
      ‘the rebirth of a defeated nation’
      • ‘This so-called rebirth of the Italian cinema in the late 1980s is emblematic of the cyclical character of Italian cinema in general, which is often characterized by film historians as a series of crises and rebirths.’
      • ‘Hand the power back to the people, and we will see a rebirth of local character and genuine democracy - rather than the sham we now have.’
      • ‘Revamped marketing programs, new products and enhanced reputations have fueled, to differing degrees, the rebirths of carmakers.’
      • ‘This memoir is as much about those miraculous rebirths as it is about what is lost.’
      • ‘They no longer frighten, and are unlikely to lead to a rebirth of that group.’
      • ‘The actor, who has had many rebirths in the industry, says he bounces back after a flop by lying low for six months to enable the public to forget the movie.’
      • ‘But several new dawns and rebirths later, look how far we have come. 1999 will always be remembered as an important year in Irish rugby.’
      • ‘But the team believe many, such as their defensive linemen, will experience rebirths in Denver.’
      • ‘The primal power of many of these songs reflects the key role of the church in the slaves' spiritual rebirth.’
      • ‘These rebirths of society come from two general sources.’
      • ‘The original is a massive epic moving through several rebirths.’
      • ‘So of course it's the age-old experience really of the death and rebirth of religious tradition.’
      • ‘In addition, the advent of computer science led to a rebirth of Hilbert's proof theory.’
      • ‘I'm intrigued with the unexpected twists, turns, stumbles and rebirths that life presents - with the resulting seasoning and forming effects they have on us.’
      • ‘We have seen how Upadhyay stitches space inside out, making public space a crucible for her private rebirths.’
      • ‘Smells of earth and sweet air filled my lungs and gave me a rebirth of myself, or better yet, of my inner child.’
      • ‘Did he not say that Germany's suffering in WW I was a prelude to a greater victory and a rebirth for the nation?’
      • ‘When aging veterans move to new teams, they sometimes experience rebirths.’
      • ‘And he's been a guy who has managed a number of rebirths over his career.’
      • ‘Most of those rebirths were the result of mergers and acquisitions, but the fancy new naming keeps the companies fresh in the crowded marketing space.’

Pronunciation:

rebirth

/riːˈbəːθ/