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Meaning of RENAISSANCE

Pronunciation:  ree'neysuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the revival of learning and culture
  2. [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
 

RENAISSANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rebirth, renascence
 
 See Also: High Renaissance, historic period, history, quattrocento, resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*nais`sance"\ (F. re-n[asl]`s[aum]Ns"; E.
r[-e]-n[=a]s"sans), n. [F., fr. rena[^i]tre to be born again.
Cf. {Renascence}.]
A new birth, or revival. Specifically:
(a) 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.
(b) The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.

          The Renaissance was rather the last stage of the
          Middle Ages, emerging from ecclesiastical and
          feudal despotism, developing what was original in
          medi[ae]val ideas by the light of classic arts and
          letters.                             --J. A.
                                               Symonds
                                               (Encyc.
                                               Brit.).

 

 

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