Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A second or new birth; reincarnation.
  • n. A renaissance; a revival: a rebirth of classicism in architecture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Reincarnation; new birth subsequent to one's first.
  • n. Revival, reinvigoration.
  • n. Spiritual renewal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Renewed birth; a repeated birth into temporal existence, as of a soul, according to the doctrine of metempsychosis; a new entrance into a living form: now oftener called reincarnation.
  • n. Renewed life or activity; entrance into a new course or phase of existence; reanimation; resuscitation; renascence; regeneration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the revival of learning and culture
  • n. after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
  • n. a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
  • n. a second or new birth

Etymologies

re- +‎ birth (Wiktionary)

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