Definitions for Renaissanceˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; esp. Brit. rɪˈneɪ səns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ren•ais•sanceˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; esp. Brit. rɪˈneɪ səns(n.)
Ref: Also, Renascence.
the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.
Category: Western History
the forms and treatments in art used during this period.
Category: Fine Arts
(sometimes l.c.) any similar revival in the world of art and learning.
(l.c.) renewal; rebirth:
a moral renaissance.
(adj.)of, pertaining to, or suggestive of the European Renaissance:
Category: Western History
of or pertaining to the style of architecture and decoration originating in Italy in the 15th century, characterized by the revival and adaptation of ancient Roman motifs and forms, including the classical orders, and by an emphasis on symmetry.
Origin of Renaissance:
1830–40; < F, MF: rebirth =renaiss- (s. of renaistre to be born again < L renāscī; re-re - +nāscī to be born) +-ance -ance
the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
rebirth, Renaissance, Renascence(noun)
the revival of learning and culture
A rebirth or revival.
The transition period between medieval and modern times, the Renaissance.
Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.
The 14th century revival of classical art, architecture, literature and learning that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe over the following two centuries.
The period of this revival; the transition from medieval to modern times.
Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.
Origin: From renaissance.
a new birth, or revival
the transitional movement in Europe, marked by the revival of classical learning and art in Italy in the 15th century, and the similar revival following in other countries
the style of art which prevailed at this epoch
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given to the revolution in literature and art in Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries, caused by the revival of the study of ancient models in the literature and art of Greece and Rome, especially the former, and to the awakening in the cultured classes of the free and broad humanity that inspired them, an epoch which marks the transition from the rigid formality of mediæval to the enlightened freedom of modern times.