having undergone rebirth.

Origin of reborn

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + born Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of reborn

  • She laughed; a laugh that died and was reborn and died again in a throaty gurgle.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • It is reborn among us, and it may even be recognised very often in its new abode.

  • Epimenides himself was reborn in Scotus, or rather, Epimenides was Scotus's prototype.

  • It was as he had borne testimony—a life had been reborn before his eyes.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • He had been reborn, of necessity, for he was nearly down to his last penny.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein

British Dictionary definitions for reborn



born or as if born again, esp in having undergone spiritual regeneration
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Word Origin and History for reborn

1590s, from re- "back, again" + born.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper