Renaissance definition

rĕnĭ-säns, -zäns, rĭ-nāsəns
A new birth; rebirth; renascence.
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Designating or of a style of architecture developed in Italy and W Europe between 1400 and 1600, characterized by the revival and adaptation of classical orders and design.
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The period of this revival; the transition from medieval to modern times.
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The definition of renaissance is anything that comes from the period of 1400 to 1600 in Italy and western Europe.

An example of renaissance is how you would describe the style of the famous painting, the Mona Lisa.

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(historic) The transition period between medieval and modern times, the Renaissance.
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Renaissance is defined as a new focus on a subject, especially the arts.

An example of a renaissance is when a neighborhood becomes the home of many artists.

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A rebirth or revival.
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The 14th century revival of classical art, architecture, literature and learning that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe over the following two centuries.
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The style and forms of art, literature, architecture, etc. of the Renaissance.
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A revival of intellectual or artistic achievement and vigor.

The Celtic Renaissance.

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The period of such a revival.
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The period of this revival, roughly the 14th through the 16th century, marking the transition from medieval to modern times.
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Any revival of art, literature, or learning similar to the Renaissance.
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Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.
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Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
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The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe.
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Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.
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Of, characteristic of, or in the style of the Renaissance.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Renaissance or its artistic and intellectual works and styles.
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Of or being the style of architecture and decoration, based on classical models, that originated in Italy in the 14th century and continued throughout Europe up to the end of the 16th century.
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the Renaissance
  • the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th cent., based on classical sources: it began in Italy and spread gradually to other countries and marked the transition from the medieval world to the modern
  • the period of this revival
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
renaissance
Plural:
renaissances

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Renaissance

Origin of renaissance

  • French from Old French from renaistre to be born again from Vulgar Latin renāscere from Latin renāscī re- re- nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French renaissance.

    From Wiktionary