What is embodiment?

  • (noun): A new personification of a familiar idea.
    Example: "The embodiment of hope"
    Synonyms: incarnation, avatar
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "embodiment":

  • (noun): Giving concrete form to an abstract concept.
  • (noun): A concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept.
    Example: "A circle was the embodiment of his concept of life"
    Synonyms: shape

Famous quotes containing the word embodiment:

    Democracy and Republicanism in their best partisan utterances alike declare for human rights. Jefferson, the father of Democracy, Lincoln, the embodiment of Republicanism, and the Divine author of the religion on which true civilization rests, all proclaim the equal rights of all men.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Greek is the embodiment of the fluent speech that runs or soars, the speech of a people which could not help giving winged feet to its god of art. Latin is the embodiment of the weighty and concentrated speech which is hammered and pressed and polished into the shape of its perfection, as the ethically minded Romans believed that the soul also should be wrought.
    Havelock Ellis (1859–1939)

    They were right. The Soviet régime is not the embodiment of evil as you think in the West. They have laws and I broke them. I hate tea and they love tea. Who is wrong?
    Alexander Zinoviev (b. 1922)