rebirth

[ree-burth, ree-burth]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. rebellion,
  2. rebellious,
  3. rebellow,
  4. rebid,
  5. rebiddable,
  6. rebirthing,
  7. reboant,
  8. reboot,
  9. rebop,
  10. rebore

Origin of rebirth

First recorded in 1830–40; re- + birth

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British Dictionary definitions for rebirth

rebirth

noun

a revival or renaissancethe rebirth of learning
a second or new birth; reincarnation
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Word Origin and History for rebirth

rebirth

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper