A Word A Day : Renaissance
( Noun ) Renaissance
Word of 20th July 2007: A Word A Day-Renaissance
(REN I SAHNS): a rebirth or revival
• The capital R Renaissance
was a great blossoming of art, literature, science and culture in general that transformed Europe between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. The word is also used in connection with lesser rebirths.
• The declining neighborhood underwent a renaissance
when a group of investors bought several crumbling tenements and turned them into attractive apartment buildings.
• The small college's football team had endured many losing seasons but underwent a dramatic renaissance
when the new coach recruited half a dozen-400-pound freshmen.
can also be spelled renascence
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