Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of incarnating.
  • noun The condition of being incarnated.
  • noun Christianity The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man.
  • noun A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being.
  • noun One who is believed to personify a given abstract quality or idea.
  • noun A period of time passed in a given bodily form or condition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of incarnating or clothing with flesh; the act of assuming flesh or a human body and the nature of man; the state of being incarnated.
  • noun In surgery, the process whereby a wound heals, the affected part becoming filled with new flesh; granulation.
  • noun A representation in an incarnate form; a personification; a visible embodiment; a distinct exemplification in form or act.
  • noun The color of flesh; carnation.
  • noun In botany, the carnation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature.
  • noun (Theol.) The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.
  • noun An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.
  • noun obsolete A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.
  • noun (Med.) The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An incarnate being or form.
  • noun A living being embodying a deity or spirit.
  • noun An assumption of human form or nature.
  • noun A person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like
  • noun The act of incarnating.
  • noun The state of being incarnated.
  • noun obsolete A rosy or red colour; flesh colour; carnation.
  • noun medicine, obsolete The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.

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

  • noun the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  • noun (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  • noun a new personification of a familiar idea
  • noun time passed in a particular bodily form

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English incarnacion, from Old French incarnacion, from Medieval Latin incarnatio, from Late Latin incarnari ("to be made flesh").

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  • I found his word in an article called " The Path of The Drifter" by Nathan Myers. It is used in the sentence as followed, " Falling in love with this new place, this new mind, and this new incarnation of his surfing."

    September 22, 2010