renaissance man


renaissance man

noun

  1. a cultured man of the Renaissance who was knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) a present-day man who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field.

noun

  1. a man of any period who has a broad range of intellectual interests

An outstandingly versatile, well-rounded person. The expression alludes to such Renaissance figures as Leonardo da Vinci, who performed brilliantly in many different fields.

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