Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » R » Reichstein ... Relational

REINCARNATION

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does reincarnation mean? 

REINCARNATION (noun)
  The noun REINCARNATION has 3 senses:

1. embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)
2. a second or new birth
3. the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that 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

  Familiarity information: REINCARNATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REINCARNATION (noun)


Sense 1reincarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

his reincarnation as a lion

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

avatar; embodiment; incarnation (a new personification of a familiar idea)


Sense 2reincarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A second or new birth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

rebirth; reincarnation; renascence

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

birth; nascence; nascency; nativity (the event of being born)

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

transmigration (the passing of a soul into another body after death)

cycle of rebirth ((Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms)


Sense 3reincarnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that 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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

theological doctrine (the doctrine of a religious group)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Fine words butter no parsnips." (English proverb)

"The nice apples are always eaten by nasty pigs." (Bulgarian proverb)

"Avoid what will require an apology." (Arabic proverb)

"A monkey is a gazelle in its motherís eyes." (Egyptian proverb)

 REINCARNATION: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0425 seconds