Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “incarnation”


noun     /ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən/
FORM [C] a particular form of something or someone that is changing or developing : In their new incarnation, the band have acquired a female singer .Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significanceCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
the incarnation of sth the physical form of a god or quality : the incarnation of evil / freedom Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
LIFE [C] a particular life , in religions that believe we have many lives Life and living
(Definition of incarnation noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “incarnation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

best man

a male friend or relation of the bridegroom who stands with him and helps him during a marriage ceremony

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More