Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A new birth; hence, the revival of anything which has long been in decay or desuetude.
  • Of or pertaining to the Renaissance; in the style of the Renaissance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The 14th century revival of classical art, architecture, literature and learning that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe over the following two centuries.
  • proper noun The period of this revival; the transition from medieval to modern times.
  • proper noun Any similar artistic or intellectual revival.
  • adjective Of, or relating to the Renaissance.
  • adjective Of, or relating to the style of art or architecture of the Renaissance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the revival of learning and culture
  • noun 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

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  • In any case, the word Renaissance was not used in England or, indeed, anywhere for another three hundred years.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • In any case, the word Renaissance was not used in England or, indeed, anywhere for another three hundred years.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • In any case, the word Renaissance was not used in England or, indeed, anywhere for another three hundred years.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • In any case, the word Renaissance was not used in England or, indeed, anywhere for another three hundred years.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • _ -- The term Renaissance is also applied to one of the early styles which came into vogue at this time.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887

  • By the term Renaissance, or new birth, is indicated a natural movement, not to be explained by this or that characteristic, but to be accepted as an effort of humanity for which at length the time had come, and in the onward progress of which we still participate.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

  • The British publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson engaged him to write a volume on the Florentine Renaissance for its Everyman Art Library, published in the United States in 1997 under the title "Renaissance Florence: The Invention of a New Art."

    NYT > Home Page

  • The British publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson engaged him to write a volume on the Florentine Renaissance for its Everyman Art Library, published in the United States in 1997 under the title "Renaissance Florence: The Invention of a New Art."

    NYT > Home Page

  • The British publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson engaged him to write a volume on the Florentine Renaissance for its Everyman Art Library, published in the United States in 1997 under the title "Renaissance Florence: The Invention of a New Art."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Renaissance translates as "rebirth," meaning that this was a Golden Age of artistic, cultural, and intellectual thought and production.

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