› a situation when there is new interest in something and it becomes strong and active again: experience/see/undergo a renaissanceAround the beginning of the 21st century, the area's wine industry underwent something of a renaissance.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them