Renaissance man


: a person who has wide interests and is expert in several areas

Examples of Renaissance man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crystal consultation with Spencer Pratt Spencer Pratt is a Renaissance man. Malia Mendez, Los Angeles Times, 28 July 2023 Joseph’s son, Mike Gatto, told Dateline that his father was a true Renaissance man. Rachel Legon, NBC News, 17 July 2023 Trivium’s Matt Heafy has continued to shine as a ‘Renaissance man’ of today’s heavy music scene. Quentin Singer, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Dallas jazz trumpeter and artist Dennis González left a legacy as a Renaissance man. Dallas News, 16 Mar. 2022 Versace was known for being a Renaissance man. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Feb. 2022 George is a Renaissance man. The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2021 Young was a Renaissance man. Tom Canavan, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 But Blanc is also a Renaissance man, who counts Stephen Sondheim and Angela Lansbury among his friends, and can dissect a case with the precision of a surgeon. Ew Staff,, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Renaissance man.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Renaissance man was in 1906

Dictionary Entries Near Renaissance man

Cite this Entry

“Renaissance man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on Renaissance man

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!