What does Renaissance mean?

Definitions for Renaissance
ˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; esp. Brit. rɪˈneɪ sənsRe·nais·sance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Renaissance, Renascencenoun

    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

  2. rebirth, Renaissance, Renascencenoun

    the revival of learning and culture

Wiktionary

  1. renaissancenoun

    A rebirth or revival.

  2. renaissancenoun

    The transition period between medieval and modern times, the Renaissance.

  3. Renaissanceadjective

    Of, or relating to the Renaissance.

  4. Renaissanceadjective

    Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.

  5. Renaissancenoun

    The 14th century revival of classical art, architecture, literature and learning that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe over the following two centuries.

  6. Renaissancenoun

    The period of this revival; the transition from medieval to modern times.

  7. Renaissancenoun

    Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.

  8. Etymology: From renaissance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renaissancenoun

    a new birth, or revival

  2. Renaissancenoun

    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

  3. Renaissancenoun

    the style of art which prevailed at this epoch

  4. Etymology: [F., fr. renatre to be born again. Cf. Renascence.]

Freebase

  1. Renaissance

    The Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly from the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. Though availability of paper and the invention of metal movable type sped the dissemination of ideas from the later 15th century, the changes of the Renaissance were not uniformly experienced across Europe. As a cultural movement, it encompassed innovative flowering of Latin and vernacular literatures, beginning with the 14th-century resurgence of learning based on classical sources, which contemporaries credited to Petrarch, the development of linear perspective and other techniques of rendering a more natural reality in painting, and gradual but widespread educational reform. In politics, the Renaissance contributed the development of the conventions of diplomacy, and in science an increased reliance on observation. Historians often argue this intellectual transformation was a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Modern era. Although the Renaissance saw revolutions in many intellectual pursuits, as well as social and political upheaval, it is perhaps best known for its artistic developments and the contributions of such polymaths as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, who inspired the term "Renaissance man".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renaissance

    re-nā′sans, n. a new birth: the period (in the 15th century) at which the revival of arts and letters took place, marking the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern world—hence 'Renaissance architecture,' &c.—adj. relating to the foregoing. [Fr.; cf. Renascent.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Renaissance

    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.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Renaissance' in Nouns Frequency: #2797

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Renaissance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Renaissance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Renaissance in a Sentence

  1. Anirban Basu:

    There is the vibrant, beautiful, urban community that is characterized by ongoing renaissance, and the poor, less educated, less visited, which faces more challenges, both Baltimores have been making progress in recent years.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    We are going to work hard along with our colleagues to figure out who the right person that we can afford is. I do want to make sure that the person who is the right speaker is committed to advancing what America needs -- and to me, that's a conservative Renaissance where the House of Representatives does what the American people demanded of it, if it turns out I'm the right person to do it, I'd be honored to.

  3. James Scott:

    Nietzsche said that All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Right now there is a renaissance, an awakening, we are breaking the narrative illusion, the mask, that eats away at the face.

  4. Clement Alexander Price:

    “We are drawn to the Harlem Renaissance because of the hope for black uplift and interracial interaction and empathy that it embodied and because there is a certain element of romanticism associated with the era’s creativity, its seemingly larger-than-life heroes and heroines, and its most brilliantly lit terrain, Harlem, USA.”

  5. Orson Welles:

    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.

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