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

Similar word(s): renaissance

Definition categories: time

2. a second or new birth

Similar word(s): rebirth, reincarnation

Definition categories: event, birth, nascence, nascency, nativity

3. the revival of learning and culture

Similar word(s): rebirth, renaissance

Definition categories: act, resurgence, revitalization, revival, revivification