Origin of Renaissance
OTHER WORDS FROM Renaissancepost-Ren·ais·sance, adjectivepre-Ren·ais·sance, adjectivepro-Ren·ais·sance, adjective
How to use Renaissance in a sentence
He has picked pre-primary brawls with Christie, Perry, and Marco Rubio.
At that time, pre -9/11, the links were more subtle and had to be hunted down.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While in pre-trial detention, Krivov undertook two hunger strikes.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At his year-end, pre-Hawaii press conference, we caught a rare glimpse of peak Obama.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the military commission proceedings are bogged down in a pre-trial phase, as it has been for the past three years.Prosecutors Have No Idea When 9/11 Mastermind’s Trial Will Start|Tim Mak|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Spaniards, indeed, feigned to regard them only as a remnant of the rebels who had joined the pre-existing brigand bands.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Doubtless the commentator habit is fixed in the nature of man; but it was pre-eminently mediaeval.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
From pre-natal days I was destined for the railway service, as an oyster to its shell.
Dr. Wilson says, in the statistical accounts of Scotland, many of which are suggestive of a pre-Raleigh period.
Offered to Him that liveth for ever and ever, it celebrates his eternal pre-existence and existence to eternal ages.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
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.”