- an embodying or being embodied
- that in which something is embodied; concrete expression of some idea, quality, etc.: she is the embodiment of virtue
The definition of an embodiment is a visible or tangible form or a concrete example of an idea or concept.
When someone is really cheerful and sunny and happy all the time, this person might be described as the embodiment of happiness.
- The act of embodying or the state of being embodied.
- One that embodies: “The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history” ( Woodrow Wilson )
From embody + -ment.
- Jesus Christ is the complete embodiment of this ideal, in life and in death.
- Oldness, sameness, permanence of principle and direction, these must be, otherwise there is nothing; but newness of embodiment, existence, realization also, otherwise nothing is.
- In the opinion of the people he was now regarded as the embodiment of all legal virtue; his health was toasted at the dinners of the Whigs amid rounds of applause, and, in recompense for the loss of his seat in parliament, he was returned by Lord Clive for his pocket-borough of Bishop's Castle, in Shropshire, in January 1770.
- Meanwhile he set about building for himself at Upton a house which was to be the embodiment of all his principles of decorative art.
- In these two conceptions, justice and war, lie the germs of the later idea of Jupiter as the embodiment of the life of the Roman people both in their internal organization and in their external relations.