re·birth | \(ˌ)rē-ˈbərth, ˈrē-ˌbərth\

Definition of rebirth 

1a : a new or second birth : metempsychosis

b : spiritual regeneration

2 : renaissance, revival a rebirth of nationalism

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Examples of rebirth in a Sentence

the natural cycle of birth, death, and rebirth in plants a renewed interest in long-playing records led to the rebirth of the turntable among audiophiles

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Their rebirth came with the arrival of manager Tite in September of 2016, helping the five-time champions look once again like a winning machine. José Luis Sánchez Pando,, "World Cup Group E preview: Brazil out for the reconquest," 30 May 2018 And as my man Harry Belafonte said, that film gave a rebirth to the Klan. Rebecca Keegan, HWD, "Spike Lee on Scorching BlacKkKlansman and “This Motherfucker,” Donald Trump," 15 May 2018 According to some, this is the time for Avondale's rebirth. Mark Curnutte,, "A decade-by-decade look at how Avondale came back after the 1968 riots," 4 Apr. 2018 Mosel told Goldstein how ArtsQuest has helped in the rebirth of Bethlehem. Rick Kogan,, "Chicago musician Ken Goldstein had his mind changed about a steel mill. There's now a song and a movie.," 9 July 2018 Minnesota saw the rebirth of the Purple People Eaters. Sam Farmer,, "Eagles look to fly in Super Bowl when many signs pointed to their grounding this season," 3 Feb. 2018 And our neglected inner cities will see a rebirth of hope, safety and opportunity. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Breaking down Trump's much-praised 2017 address to Congress: Where we stand today," 30 Jan. 2018 Last week, Refinery29 sat down with Deutch to speak about the car ride that inspired The Year of Spectacular Men, the death and rebirth of the romantic comedy, and why no one could play Izzy but her. Elena Nicolaou,, "The Year Of Spectacular Men," 19 June 2018 Think of its Hartford shows as something like the annual sonic flooding of the Nile, with its reverberations of death and rebirth. John Adamian,, "Born Of Osiris Playing Webster Theater," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of rebirth

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of rebirth

: a period in which something becomes popular again after a long period of time when it was not popular

: a period of new life, growth, or activity


re·birth | \ˌrē-ˈbərth, ˈrē-ˌbərth\

Kids Definition of rebirth

1 : a period in which something becomes popular again

2 : a period of new life or growth Spring brings signs of rebirth.

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