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re·in·car·na·tion

 (rē′ĭn-kär-nā′shən)
n.
1. Rebirth of the soul in another human or nonhuman body.
2. A reappearance or revitalization in another form; a new embodiment: "The brownstone had already endured one reincarnation: In the 1940's, it was converted into eight studio apartments" (Ben Lloyd).

reincarnation

(ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Theology) the belief that on the death of the body the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body
2. (Theology) the incarnation or embodiment of a soul in a new body after it has left the old one at physical death
3. embodiment again in a new form, as of a principle or idea
ˌreincarˈnationist n, adj

re•in•car•na•tion

(ˌri ɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form.
2. rebirth of the soul in a new body.
3. a new incarnation or embodiment, as of a person.
[1855–60]
re`in•car•na′tion•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reincarnation - embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)reincarnation - embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form); "his reincarnation as a lion"
avatar, embodiment, incarnation - a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
2.reincarnation - a second or new birth
nascence, nascency, nativity, birth - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
transmigration - the passing of a soul into another body after death
cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
3.reincarnation - the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group

reincarnation

noun rebirth, metempsychosis, transmigration of souls Many African tribes believe in reincarnation.
Translations
تناسُخ، تَقَمُّص
převtělení
reinkarnation
reinkarnáció
endurholdgun
reinkarnacija
prevtelenie
ölümden sonra yeni bir bedende doğma

reincarnation

[ˈriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən] Nreencarnación f

reincarnation

[ˌriːɪnkɑːrˈneɪʃən] n
(= rebirth) → réincarnation f
(= reborn spirit) [person, animal] → réincarnation f

reincarnation

reincarnation

[ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃn] nreincarnazione f

reincarnation

(riːinkaːˈneiʃən) noun
the rebirth of the soul in another body after death.
References in classic literature ?
The other guests also departed to their homes, but all returned at the same hour next day, including the porter, whose former life of hard work and poverty had already begun to seem to him like a bad dream.
The man had done his best to cut himself altogether adrift from his former life. His reasons doubtless had been sufficient.
It was super-machinelike, and it helped to crush out the glimmering bit of soul that was all that was left him from former life. At the end of the seventh week, without intending it, too weak to resist, he drifted down to the village with Joe and drowned life and found life until Monday morning.
you know nothing of her former life; and last year, at this time, you did not know that such a person existed.'
But her husband's life, being written by a third hand, gives a full account of them both, how long they lived together in that country, and how they both came to England again, after about eight years, in which time they were grown very rich, and where she lived, it seems, to be very old, but was not so extraordinary a penitent as she was at first; it seems only that indeed she always spoke with abhorrence of her former life, and of every part of it.
The crime was depicted in the most vivid colors; the former life of the prisoner, his transformation, a review of his life from the earliest period, were set forth with all the talent that a knowledge of human life could furnish to a mind like that of the procureur.
We shall serve in a campaign, seek out all sorts of adventures -- return, in short, to our former life."
I had heard vague rumours, little more than legends they were, during my former life on Mars; but never had I seen them, nor talked with one who had.
It seems right to me sometimes that we should follow our strongest feeling; but then, such feelings continually come across the ties that all our former life has made for us,--the ties that have made others dependent on us,--and would cut them in two.
His muscles, almost atrophied from disuse in his former life, had filled out.
Now he was one of those who came from heaven, and in a former life had dwelt in a well-ordered State, but his virtue was a matter of habit only, and he had no philosophy.
He joyfully replied that this was well, and what he wished, and what he had felt quite certain she would tell him; and then he asked her where she had been so long, and why she had not come to see him when he had been a great soldier, and ran through the wild schemes he had had for their being rich and living prosperously, and with some faint notion in his mind that she was sad and he had made her so, tried to console and comfort her, and talked of their former life and his old sports and freedom: little dreaming that every word he uttered only increased her sorrow, and that her tears fell faster at the freshened recollection of their lost tranquillity.

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