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.
the forms and treatments in art used during this period.
(sometimes lowercase) any similar revival in the world of art and learning.
(lowercase) a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival: a moral renaissance.
of, relating to, or suggestive of the European Renaissance of the 14th through the 17th centuries: Renaissance attitudes.