Incarnation definition

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(christianity) The doctrine that the Son of God was conceived in the womb of Mary and that Jesus is true God and true man.
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A bodily manifestation of a supernatural being.
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(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.
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Any person or animal serving as the embodiment of a god or spirit.
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One who is believed to personify a given abstract quality or idea.
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Any person or thing serving as the type or embodiment of a quality or concept.

The incarnation of courage.

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Endowment with a human body; appearance in human form.
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A living being embodying a deity or spirit.
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The state of being incarnated.
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The condition of being incarnated.
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An incarnate being or form.
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The act of incarnating.
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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.

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.

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A period of time passed in a given bodily form or condition.

Hopes for a better life in another incarnation.

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An assumption of human form or nature.
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A person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like.

The leading dancer is the incarnation of grace.

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The act of incarnating.
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(proper) the Incarnation
  • 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
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
incarnation
Plural:
incarnations

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Incarnation

Origin of incarnation

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

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