What does renaissance man mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Renaissance man, generalist(noun)

    a modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests

    "a statistician has to be something of a generalist"

  2. Renaissance man(noun)

    a scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics


  1. renaissance man(Noun)

    a man with extraordinarily broad and comprehensive knowledge.


  1. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man is a 1994 comedy film, directed by Penny Marshall, starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, and Ed Begley, Jr. It also features Mark Wahlberg in one of his earliest roles. In Australia, the film is known under the title of Army Intelligence. The film was also remarketed several months after its initial release as a comedy, this time as a drama under the title of By the Book.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renaissance man in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renaissance man in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating:

    Aubrey was the renaissance man, god bless Aubrey McClendon - God bless the heroic soul.

  2. Celine Dion:

    He will be remembered as a gentle man, generous and kind, an unprecedented visionary, a modern Pygmalion, a Renaissance man.

  3. Tertius Myburgh:

    Johannes was something of a Renaissance man. First of all, artist. Then author, historian, archivist and even sort-of farmer. Above all, he was a thoughtful, loving and loveable human being who thought very deeply about the human condition

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Translations for renaissance man

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • homme de la RenaissanceFrench
  • ルネサンスマンJapanese
  • மறுமலர்ச்சி மனிதன்Tamil
  • 多才多藝的人Chinese

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