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Origin of Renaissance
OTHER WORDS FROM Renaissancepost-Ren·ais·sance, adjectivepre-Ren·ais·sance, adjectivepro-Ren·ais·sance, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for Renaissance
Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?
Her post-crown fame, though, only further begs the question: Why has there not been another Jewish Miss America since 1945?Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Women are more likely to recover sooner from birth and less likely to experience post-partum depression.
Another set of hackers that goes by the name the Lizard Squad told the Washington Post that they helped with the Sony hack.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the wake of this turmoil, the New York Post reported that the police had stopped policing.
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The Café tender was asleep in his chair; the porter had gone off; the sentinel alone kept awake on his post.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Harry had no further adventures in reaching Fulton, and at once reported to Captain Duffield, who was in command of the post.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
This, of course, I always gave to the guide to use in sending the letter when he got to the trading-post.
British Dictionary definitions for Renaissance (1 of 2)
Word Origin for renaissance
British Dictionary definitions for Renaissance (2 of 2)
- 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
Cultural definitions for Renaissance
The cultural rebirth that occurred in Europe from roughly the fourteenth through the middle of the seventeenth centuries, based on the rediscovery of the literature of Greece and Rome. During the Renaissance, America was discovered, and the Reformation began; modern times are often considered to have begun with the Renaissance. Major figures of the Renaissance include Galileo, William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Renaissance means “rebirth” or “reawakening.”