(en verb )
To furnish with new pews.
- to repew a church
(en verb )
(lb) To make (something) new again; to restore to freshness or original condition.
*c.1596-98 , ,
*:In such a night / Medea gather’d the enchanted herbs / That did renew old AEson.
(lb) To replace (something which has broken etc.); to replenish (something which has been exhausted), to keep up a required supply of.
(lb) To make new spiritually; to regenerate.
*1526 , (William Tyndale), , Romans 12.2:
*:And fassion not youre selves lyke vnto this worlde: But be ye chaunged in youre shape by the renuynge of youre wittes that ye maye fele what thynge that good yt acceptable and perfaycte will of god is.
*:to such as are in fear they strike a great impression, renew many times, and recal such chimeras and terrible fictions into their minds.
*2010 September, Michael Allen, “St. Louis Preservation Fund”, , ISSN 1090-5723, Vol.16, Is.9, p.74:
(lb) To begin again; to recommence.
*:Then gan he all this storie to renew , / And tell the course of his captivitie.
*1660 , (John Dryden), translating Virgil, (apparently from Eclogue 4”), a snippet of translation used to introduce Dryden’s ”
- Renewing neighborhoods dealing with vacant buildings badly need options other than demolition or dangerous vacant spaces.
Astræa Redux: A poem on the happy restoration and return of His Sacred Majesty Charles II
*:The last great age, foretold by sacred rhymes, / Renews its finished course ; Saturnian times / Roll round again.
*:“A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron;. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
(lb) To repeat.
*1674 , (John Milton), :
*:The birds their notes renew , and bleating herds / Attest their joy, that hill and valley rings.
To extend a period of loan, especially a library book that is due to be returned.