from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A new birth or life; a rebirth.
  • n. A cultural revival; a renaissance.
  • n. Renaissance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A new beginning or rebirth; regeneration.
  • n. Renewal, revival.
  • n. The Renaissance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being renascent.
  • n. Same as Renaissance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being renascent.
  • n. A new birth; specifically , same as Renaissance.

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

  • n. 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
  • n. a second or new birth
  • n. the revival of learning and culture


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From renascent +‎ -ence.


  • Cuvier on fossil bones, under the most favorable circumstances, in a kind of renascence of the science of organization of animals, then almost effaced in France, aided by the richest osteological collections which then existed in Europe, M.  G.

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  • For as fruitful as President Obama's Administration has been, it would be hard to argue that his legislative triumphs have been accompanied by a renascence of public progressivism.

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  • Part of the extravagant joyfulness of this year's celebrations comes from the remarkable renascence the gallery has enjoyed as a consequence of three main factors: its highly regarded education program; the tactful modern extension designed by Rick Mather, which furnished a caf é and lecture rooms, completed in 1999, and its imaginative temporary exhibitions.

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  • Southern and sub genres modern southern renascence. gothic

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  • There has been a renascence of age-old traditions that have become means of self-expression for Jewish women.

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  • Heavily influenced by Cultural Zionism and strongly embracing the Hebrew language, they were optimistic regarding the possibility of a Jewish renascence in America.

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  • Together they evoke the New Classicism of Coppola, Friedkin, Schatzberg, Bogdanovich and so many others of the 70s renascence.

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  • And yet, I found myself asking, again and again, how much of the renascence of North Adams via contemporary art is really trickling down to the descendants of the people who worked in those mills.

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  • They see the current renascence of inflation as being caused by imported energy and food in all countries.

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