rebirth

noun
re·​birth | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbərth How to pronounce rebirth (audio) , 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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But the uncertainty surrounding Anias hasn't stopped the McDonald family from feeling a flicker of joy for the rebirth of their boys. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: The McDonald Twins Are Miraculously Stable After a Trying Weekend," 17 Oct. 2016 The prediction for a rebirth of UCLA basketball came from a high school guard still months away from hoisting his first shot inside Pauley Pavilion. Ben Bolch, latimes.com, "With another top-five recruiting class in hand, Steve Alford and UCLA look to make it big on the court," 10 Apr. 2018 Like Persephone in Greek mythology, Xipe Totec was associated with both the rebirth of spring and death. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Archaeologists Discover Temple to Aztec 'Flayed Lord'," 4 Jan. 2019 Also contributing to Microsoft’s rebirth is productivity software, which helped Microsoft gain the most-valuable crown nearly two decades ago. Jay Greene, WSJ, "How Microsoft Quietly Became the World’s Most Valuable Company," 1 Dec. 2018 Both were critical factors in the franchise’s rebirth and rise in popularity. Phil Rosenthal, chicagotribune.com, "Blackhawks' biggest loss since '15 Stanley Cup? Almost half their local TV audience," 26 Apr. 2018 No, this wasn't the rebirth of the Concorde or the dawn of a new era of supersonic jets: The aircraft merely flew into a furious jet stream that propelled its flight way faster than usual on Monday night. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Virgin Flight Reaches 801 MPH as Furious Jet Stream Propels Plane Faster Than Speed of Sound," 19 Feb. 2019 Nearly every society has at some point venerated the tree as a symbol of fertility and rebirth, or as a living link between the heavens, the earth and the underworld. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "Trees of Life and Wonder," 13 Dec. 2018 But in the blossoming of Lagerfeld’s celebrity—if not his rebirth as a Parisian—nothing has the weight of his masterminding fashions at Chanel. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of rebirth

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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rebirth

noun

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

rebirth

noun
re·​birth | \ ˌrē-ˈbərth How to pronounce rebirth (audio) , 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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