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RENAISSANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Renaissance mean? 

RENAISSANCE (noun)
  The noun RENAISSANCE has 2 senses:

1. 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. the revival of learning and culture

  Familiarity information: RENAISSANCE used as a noun is rare.


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RENAISSANCE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Renaissance; Renascence

Instance hypernyms:

age; historic period (an era of history having some distinctive feature)

Meronyms (parts of "Renaissance"):

High Renaissance (the artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content)

quattrocento (the 15th century in Italian art and literature)

Italian Renaissance (the early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance)

Holonyms ("Renaissance" is a part of...):

history (the aggregate of past events)


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Meaning:

The revival of learning and culture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

Renaissance; rebirth; Renascence

Hypernyms ("Renaissance" is a kind of...):

resurgence; revitalisation; revitalization; revival; revivification (bringing again into activity and prominence)


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