- When a horrible and evil killer runs around murdering children for no reason, this is an example of someone who might be considered an incarnation of evil.
- When God appears on Earth as a farmer, his physical form as a farmer is an example of his incarnation on Earth.
The definition of an incarnation is a person who stands for some abstract idea, or a person who embodies a God or deity in the flesh.
- endowment with a human body; appearance in human form
- any person or animal serving as the embodiment of a god or spirit
- any person or thing serving as the type or embodiment of a quality or concept: the incarnation of courage
Origin of incarnationMiddle English incarnacion from Old French incarnatiun from Ecclesiastical Late Latin incarnatio from past participle of incarnari: see incarnate
Christian Theol. the taking on of a human body by the second person of the Trinity; the joining of the divine and the human in Jesus Christ
- a. The act of incarnating.b. The condition of being incarnated.
- Incarnation Christianity The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man.
- A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being.
- One who is believed to personify a given abstract quality or idea.
- A period of time passed in a given bodily form or condition: hopes for a better life in another incarnation.
From Middle English incarnacion, from Old French incarnacion, from Medieval Latin incarnatio, from Late Latin incarnari (“to be made flesh”).