[ree-burth, ree-burth]


a new or second birth: the rebirth of the soul.
a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival: the rebirth of conservatism.

Origin of rebirth

First recorded in 1830–40; re- + birth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a revival or renaissancethe rebirth of learning
a second or new birth; reincarnation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for rebirth

1812, "reincarnation;" 1833, "renewed life or activity," from re- + birth (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper