Definitions of incarnation

  1. a new personification of a familiar idea; " the embodiment of hope"; " the incarnation of evil"; " the very avatar of cunning"
  2. time passed in a particular bodily form; " he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation"
  3. the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  4. the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  5. ( Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  6. 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.
  7. The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.
  8. An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.
  9. A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.
  10. The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.
  11. The act of clothing with or of assuming flesh; embodiment in human form; an actual form representing a principle, ideal, etc.; the taking upon himself of human nature by the Son of God.
  12. Granulation; ovular development.
  13. Act of embodying in flesh: act of taking a human body and the nature of a man: an incarnate form: manifestation: ( surg.) the process of healing, or forming new flesh.
  14. Act of embodying in flesh, or taking a human body.
  15. The act of becoming incarnate; the assumption of human nature by Jesus Christ.
  16. The act of incarnating; the assumption of a human body and the nature and state of a human being; exhibition in human form or embodiment; the process of healing wounds, and filling the part with new flesh.
  17. The act of assuming a human body, and taking the nature of man; the union of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.

Antonyms for incarnation


Quotes of incarnation

  1. Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge'they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely. – Vissarion Belinsky
  2. Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. – Lucinda Franks
  3. I think that the core doctrines of Christianity- the incarnation the resurrection, life after death -these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century. – Andrew Greeley
  4. A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation – Stanislav Grof
  5. I have thoroughly gone through the subject of the Incarnation and if it served you, could at any time give you the history from the beginning of the controversies on this subject, and of its present form. – Edward Irving
  6. The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus- His incarnation His life, His crucifixion, and His resurrection. – Kenneth Scott Latourette
  7. The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly. – James Martineau
  8. The Church's note must be a supernatural note which distinguishes incarnation from immanence, redemption from evolution, the Kingdom of God from mere spiritual process. – Arthur Middleton
  9. The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments. – Arthur Middleton
  10. The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention. – Edith Sitwell

Usage examples for incarnation

  1. The Duke, as we have seen, is an incarnation of Shakespeare himself, and, indeed, the finest incarnation we have of his temperament. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  2. Here is the incarnation – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  3. And as for the Incarnation well, well! – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  4. For the moment he was not a man: he was just the incarnation of an idea. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  5. It is unlikely for one of us to see the other again in this incarnation – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  6. He assured me he found no more difficulty in accepting this legend than we did in accepting the story of our Saviour's incarnation – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  7. Mr. Fanning threw up his hands and turned to Mr. Purvis, an incarnation of despair. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  8. The Saint ordered back to the monastery of the Incarnation – The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila
  9. Through the mystery of Thy holy incarnation O Lord, deliver us. – General Catholic Devotions by Bonaventure Hammer
  10. The Bird being an incarnation of the Bird- Life, may not the Christian be a spiritual incarnation of the Christ- Life? – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  11. It was one of those sorrowing figures which we see painted at the foot of the cross, bowed with grief and spent with watching and weeping,- the very incarnation of bitter anguish. –  by
  12. And they believe well it, the Incarnation and that full perfectly, but they know not the manner, how he suffered his passion and death for us. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  13. He turned and looked at her, sitting in a graceful attitude, the incarnation of a most refined and nineteenth- century misfortune. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. In carrying out this conception in the following myth, they have, however, rather exhibited an incarnation of the power of Evil than of the genius of Benevolence. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  15. " Your childhood will never be over," returned Kenneth; " I think you are the incarnation of youth, and always will be." – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  16. She seemed the incarnation of a caressing smile. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  17. The woman who for him was the sole and only incarnation of the whole race of womankind throughout the ages rose before his mental sight with a surprising clearness; every hair of his body stood on end in an agonizing spasm of desire, and he dug his nails into the palms of his hands. – The Aspirations of Jean Servien by Anatole France
  18. In St. John, as in mystical theology generally, the Incarnation rather than the Cross, is the central fact of Christianity. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  19. He moved among his men, the incarnation of gentleness and truth. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss

Rhymes for incarnation