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 (rĭ-nā′səns, -năs′əns)
1. A new birth or life; a rebirth.
2. A cultural revival; a renaissance.
3. Renascence Renaissance.
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(rɪˈnæsəns; -ˈneɪ-)
a variant of renaissance
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(ˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; esp. Brit. rɪˈneɪ səns)

n. Also, Renascence.
1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.
2. the forms and treatments in art used during this period.
3. (sometimes l.c.) any similar revival in the world of art and learning.
4. (l.c.) renewal; rebirth: a moral renaissance.
5. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of the European Renaissance: Renaissance attitudes.
6. of or pertaining to the style of architecture and decoration originating in Italy in the 15th century, characterized by the revival and adaptation of ancient Roman motifs and forms, including the classical orders, and by an emphasis on symmetry.
[1830–40; < French, Middle French: rebirth =renaiss- (s. of renaistre to be born again < Latin renāscī; re- re- + nāscī to be born) + -ance -ance]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renascence - the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern worldRenascence - 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
High Renaissance - the artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content
history - the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the school's history"
quattrocento - the 15th century in Italian art and literature
Italian Renaissance - the early period when Italy was the center of the Renaissance
2.renascence - a second or new birth
nascence, nascency, nativity, birth - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
transmigration - the passing of a soul into another body after death
cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
3.Renascence - the revival of learning and culture
resurgence, revitalisation, revitalization, revival, revivification - bringing again into activity and prominence; "the revival of trade"; "a revival of a neglected play by Moliere"; "the Gothic revival in architecture"
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I think that a great aesthetic renascence is at hand, and that a great light will be kindled in England, for all the world to see.
These rime stories which Scott now began to write, burst on our Island with the splendor of something new, and yet it was simply the old-time spirit in which Scott had steeped himself, which found a new birth--a Renascence. Scott was a stalwart Border chieftain born out of time.
There was something of the Renascence Prince about his omnivorous culture and restless publicity--, he was not only a great amateur, but an ardent one.
It was a young woman in silvery satins of a Renascence design; she had golden hair in two long shining ropes, and a face so startingly pale between them that she might have been chryselephantine--made, that is, like some old Greek statues, out of ivory and gold.
Said Qiyomidin Ghozi was an active member of the Islamic Renascence Party of Tajikistan and he was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2018.
'I have been working on my batting for the last month and it has been paying off," Shakib said, unfolding the story behind his batting renascence.
So many countries had the courage to change their names while our country has remained timid and afraid to hit the road to her final and ultimate renascence.
Syntegration as a renascence of the ancient Greek agora in present-day organisations.
This year we are celebrating 70 years of Renascence in wonderful fashion.
Vincent Millay's Renascence, and one other volume, as well, altogether spectacular, which, in my reading, has managed to retain its mysterious allure over the course of the hundred years since then and may even have begun to shimmer a little more seductively.
without progress on peace process , without progress in stability, and without improving human rights and the investment climate it is worthy to be in economic side , they very closely related today Prof Gandaor spoke with official counterparts about region issues and we see eye to eye and talk about Yemen , south Sudan , Nile water and Renascence Dam .