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Definitions for renegade
ˈrɛn ɪˌgeɪdrene·gade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. renegadenoun

    someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw

  2. deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratteradjective

    a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.

  3. recreant, renegadeverb

    having deserted a cause or principle

    "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"

  4. rebel, renegadeverb

    break with established customs


  1. renegadenoun

    An outlaw or rebel.

  2. renegadenoun

    A disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause, religion, political party, friend, etc.

  3. Etymology: From renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, perfect participle of renego. See also renege.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Renegade, Renegadonoun

    Etymology: renegado, Spanish; renegat, Fr.

    There lived a French renegado in the same place, where the Castilian and his wife were kept prisoners. Addison.

    Some straggling soldiers might prove renegadoes, but they would not revolt in troops. Decay of Piety.

    If the Roman government subsisted now, they would have had renegade seamen and shipwrights enough. Arbuthnot.


  1. Renegade

    Renegade is a song by American rock band Daughtry from their third studio album Break the Spell (2011). It was released September 27, 2011 as the lead album's lead rock single. The song was played on ESPN in November along with two other songs from the album. WWE used "Renegade" to highlight the nominees for "Trending Star of the Year" during the 2011 Slammy Awards.


  1. renegade

    A renegade is a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles, often choosing to rebel and resist authority or control. They may choose to live outside traditional norms and conventions. The term can also refer to someone who behaves independently, often causing trouble or controversy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renegadenoun

    one faithless to principle or party

  2. Renegadenoun

    an apostate from Christianity or from any form of religious faith

  3. Renegadenoun

    one who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter

  4. Renegadenoun

    a common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow

  5. Etymology: [Sp. renegado, LL. renegatus, fr. renegare to deny; L. pref. re- re- + negare to deny. See Negation, and cf. Runagate.]


  1. Renegade

    Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell. Executive Producers included Cannell, Stu Segall, Bill Nuss and Richard C. Okie. The series stars Lorenzo Lamas as Reno Raines, a police officer who is framed for a murder he had not committed. Raines goes on the run and joins forces with Native American bounty hunter Bobby Sixkiller, played by Branscombe Richmond. Stephen J. Cannell also had a recurring role as the main villain, crooked police officer Donald 'Dutch' Dixon.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Renegade

    ren′ē-gād, n. one faithless to principle or party: an apostate: a deserter—also Renegā′do.—n. Ren′egate, a renegade.—adj. apostate, traitorous.—n. Renegā′tion.—v.t. and v.i. Renēge′ (Shak.), to deny, disown: to revoke at cards—also Renig′ (U.S.).—n. Renē′ger (obs.). [Sp.,—Low L. renegatus—L. re-, inten., negāre, -ātum, to deny.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. renegade

    One who deserts from a military or naval post; a deserter.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of renegade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of renegade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of renegade in a Sentence

  1. Charles Peguy:

    The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.

  2. Scot Schmidt:

    Greg was a young renegade filmmaker and I wasn't paying him much attention because his films were pretty out there, then he said we're making a' rockumentary,' we've got a budget and we're spending the winter in Chamonix. That was very interesting.

  3. Hank Johnson:

    It seems like this is a renegade contractor visiting abuse on military personnel and live animals, it’s mind-boggling. It’s like a diabolical mad scientist at work in a horror movie.

  4. Sergio Marchionne:

    We refuse to invest in unprofitable ventures, if you look at the relevance of SUVs and CUVs in the European market... that dynamic has completely changed. It's created the possibility to launch the 500X and the Jeep Renegade in this market and open production on the European side.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We cannot permit a renegade and out of control prosecutor to use this investigation as a means of advancing her political career.

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