AskDefine | Define renewal

Dictionary Definition



1 the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation [syn: reclamation, rehabilitation]
2 the act of renewing
3 filling again by supplying what has been used up [syn: refilling, replenishment, replacement]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. The act of renewing.
  2. An offensive action made immediately after a parried one


The act of renewing
An offensive action made immediately after a parried one

Extensive Definition

Renew or renewal may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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