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[ree-burth, ree-burth] /riˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ/
a new or second birth:
the rebirth of the soul.
a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival:
the rebirth of conservatism.
Origin of rebirth
1830-40; re- + birth Unabridged
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  • It was no vague poetical sentiment which prompted them to hail with joy the rebirth of vegetation and to mourn its decline.
  • By the holiday the seeds or legumes will have shoots several inches long, providing a powerful symbol of rebirth.
  • One does not have to believe in rebirth or the law of karma.
  • There are papyrus leaves also, and mixed in with the lotus and those represent knowledge and rebirth.
  • What is needed is the rebirth of philosophy that goes beyond absolutes and relativism.
  • Now, in the next stage of its economic rebirth, the city wants to reinvent itself as a college town.
  • Maybe a rebirth of optimism and belief in our work is possible.
  • But his rendering of birth, life, and rebirth is as concerned with beauty as with pain.
  • The movie is also about disintegration and the possibility of rebirth.
  • The good news, however, is the rebirth of fiscal conservatism on the right.
British Dictionary definitions for rebirth


a revival or renaissance: the rebirth of learning
a second or new birth; reincarnation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for rebirth

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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