Renaissance meaning

rĕn'ĭ-säns', -zäns', rĭ-nā'səns
A new birth; rebirth; renascence.
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(historic) The transition period between medieval and modern times, the Renaissance.
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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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Of, characteristic of, or in the style of the Renaissance.
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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 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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A rebirth or revival.
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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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Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.
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Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
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Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of 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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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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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