- having or committed to a new or renewed Christian faith, esp. as the result of a personal conversion experience
- having a new, strong belief in some principle, movement, etc.: a born-again romantic
Origin of born-againborn + again, in allusion to spiritual rebirth in Christ: see John 3:3 and 3:7 in traditional translated, translation
- a. Of, relating to, or being a person who has made a conversion or has renewed a commitment to Jesus Christ as his or her personal savior: a born-again Christian.b. Of or relating to evangelical Christianity: born-again evangelism.
- Characterized by renewal, resurgence, or return: a born-again fiscal conservative.
Origin of born-againFrom born again in John 3:3 and 3:7
- born′-a·gain′ born′-a·gain′er
- Having a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ as a personal saviour.
- He proclaimed himself a born-again Christian during a church retreat.
- (by extension) Having the zeal of a convert of a non-religious cause or activity.
- After not picking up a shovel for twenty years, she finally saw the beauty in flowers and declared herself a born-again gardener.
- Of or pertaining to evangelical Christianity.
- To many people a born-again philosophy is a fundamentalist philosophy.
From the New Testament: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.'" [John 3:3, Today's New International Version]
- Alternative spelling of born-again.