Definition of Incarnation

1. Noun. A new personification of a familiar idea. "The very avatar of cunning"

Exact synonyms: Avatar, Embodiment
Generic synonyms: Personification
Specialized synonyms: Deification, Reincarnation
Derivative terms: Incarnate, Incarnate



2. Noun. (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ.
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Church Doctrine, Creed, Gospel, Religious Doctrine

3. Noun. Time passed in a particular bodily form. "He believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation"
Generic synonyms: Time

4. Noun. The act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc..
Exact synonyms: Personification
Generic synonyms: Embodiment
Derivative terms: Personify

Definition of Incarnation

1. n. 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.

Definition of Incarnation

1. Proper noun. (Christianity) The doctrine that the second person of the Trinity assumed human form in the person of Jesus Christ and is fully divine and fully human. ¹

2. Noun. An incarnate being or form. ¹

3. Noun. A living being embodying a deity or spirit. ¹

4. Noun. An assumption of human form or nature. ¹

5. Noun. A person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like ¹

6. Noun. The act of incarnating. ¹

7. Noun. The state of being incarnated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Incarnation

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Medical Definition of Incarnation

1. 1. 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. 2. The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ. 3. An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act. "She is a new incarnation of some of the illustrious dead." (Jeffrey) "The very incarnation of selfishness." (F. W. Robertson) 4. A rosy or red colour; flesh colour; carnation. 5. The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation. Origin: F. Incarnation, LL. Incarnatio. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Incarnation

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1. The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of His Life by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1829)
"FROM CHRIST'S incarnation TO HIS RESURRECTION. HAVING shown how the work of redemption was carried on through the first period, from the fall of man to the ..."

2. The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of His Life by Jonathan Edwards, Sereno Edwards Dwight (1829)
"FROM CHRIST'S incarnation TO HIS RESURRECTION. HAVING shown how the work of redemption was carried on through the first period, from the fall of man to the ..."

3. The Essence of Christianity by Ludwig Feuerbach (1881)
"The incarnation is nothing else than the practical, ... The incarnation was a tear of the divine compassion, and hence it was only the visible advent of a ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1908)
"The church is the perpetuation of the fact of the incarnation. ... Hence the incarnation which is the full revelation of personal Spirit into our subjective ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"I have already observed that the disputes of the TRINITY were succeeded by those of the incarnation : alike scandalous to the church, alike pernicious to ..."

6. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"I. MOBERLY (BC) The incarnation as the Basis of Dogma. 1889. ... ORB (J.) The Christian View of God and the World as centring in the incarnation, pp. 541. ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It is in this double light of incarnation and sacrifice that we should always view the two concrete factors of Redemption, namely, the satisfaction and the ..."

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