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INCARNATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Incarnation mean? 

INCARNATION (noun)
  The noun INCARNATION has 4 senses:

1. a new personification of a familiar idea
2. (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
3. time passed in a particular bodily form
4. the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.

  Familiarity information: INCARNATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INCARNATION (noun)


Sense 1incarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A new personification of a familiar idea

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

avatar; embodiment; incarnation

Context examples:

the embodiment of hope / the incarnation of evil / the very avatar of cunning

Hypernyms ("incarnation" is a kind of...):

personification (a person who represents an abstract quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "incarnation"):

deification (an embodiment of the qualities of a god)

reincarnation (embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form))


Sense 2Incarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Incarnation" is a kind of...):

church doctrine; creed; gospel; religious doctrine (the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group)

Domain category:

Christian religion; Christianity (a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior)


Sense 3incarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Time passed in a particular bodily form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation

Hypernyms ("incarnation" is a kind of...):

time (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities))


Sense 4incarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

personification; incarnation

Hypernyms ("incarnation" is a kind of...):

embodiment (giving concrete form to an abstract concept)


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