Definition of Renaissance in English :

Define Renaissance in English

Renaissance meaning in English

Meaning of Renaissance in English

Pronunciation of Renaissance in English

Renaissance pronunciation in English

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1. renaissance, renascence

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, renascence

the revival of learning and culture

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see synonyms of renaissance
1.  the Renaissance
the spirit, culture, art, science, and thought of this period. Characteristics of the Renaissance are usually considered to include intensified classical scholarship, scientific and geographical discovery, a sense of individual human potentialities, and the assertion of the active and secular over the religious and contemplative life
(as modifier)
Renaissance writers
See also Early Renaissance, High Renaissance
of, characteristic of, or relating to the Renaissance, its culture, etc
a revival or rebirth, esp of culture and learning

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see synonyms of renaissance
a new birth; rebirth; renascence
a.  [R-]
the style and forms of art, literature, architecture, etc. of the Renaissance
b.  [often R-]
any revival of art, literature, or learning similar to the Renaissance
adjective [R-]
of, characteristic of, or in the style of the Renaissance
designating or of a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between 1400 and 1600, characterized by the revival and adaptation of classical orders and design

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see synonyms of renaissance
1. A rebirth or revival.
2. Renaissance
a. The humanistic revival of classical art, architecture, literature, and learning that originated in Italy in the 14th century and later spread throughout Europe.
b. The period of this revival, roughly the 14th through the 16th century, marking the transition from medieval to modern times.
3. oftenRenaissance
a. A revival of intellectual or artistic achievement and vigor:the Celtic Renaissance.
b. The period of such a revival.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Renaissance or its artistic and intellectual works and styles.
2. Of or being the style of architecture and decoration, based on classical models, that originated in Italy in the 14th century and continued throughout Europe up to the end of the 16th century.

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