Learner's definition of RENAISSANCE
the period of European history between the 14th and 17th centuries when there was a new interest in science and in ancient art and literature especially in Italy
— often used as Renaissance before another noun
a situation or period of time when there is a new interest in something that has not been popular in a long time
The magazine began when the country was undergoing a culinary renaissance. [=rebirth]
The city has experienced a renaissance [=renewal, revival] of interest in historic preservation.
a period of new growth or activity