• WordNet 3.6
    • adj renegade having deserted a cause or principle "some provinces had proved recreant","renegade supporters of the usurper"
    • v renegade break with established customs
    • n renegade a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    • n renegade someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Renegade One faithless to principle or party. "James justly regarded these renegades as the most serviceable tools that he could employ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n renegade An apostate from a religious faith.
    • n renegade One who deserts to an enemy; one who deserts his party and joins another; a deserter.
    • n renegade Synonyms Neophyte, Proselyte., etc. (see convert), backslider, turncoat.
    • n renegade Traitor, runaway.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Renegade ren′ē-gād one faithless to principle or party: an apostate: a deserter—also Renegā′do
    • adj Renegade apostate, traitorous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. renegado, LL. renegatus, fr. renegare, to deny; L. pref. re-, re- + negare, to deny. See Negation and cf,. Runagate


In literature:

He's a renegade and a deserter himself!
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
Sheridan, General P.H., in New Orleans, 262; his course approved by a renegade Democrat, 263.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
The renegade Mark Antony was fighting for his life.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Renegade white men will be placed upon the banks, who will represent themselves as in the greatest distress.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
You're nothing but a renegade preacher, a dead-beat, and a hypocrite.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
He who refuses is a renegade or apostate with respect to the group doctrines and interests.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The very peak of his anger was reached when it suddenly came home to Jim that he had failed his father, had proved renegade to old Exham.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The worst villain in the story is a renegade Northerner.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
It seems such renegades are well paid, for behold the raiment of this youth.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
It was not wise now, nor could he shoot even a renegade from ambush.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler

In poetry:

Where the American who would be
A renegade to liberty;
Because of fear would turn and flee,
When duty calls him here.
"Strike For Equal Rights" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
There is Ceprano, where a renegade
Was each Apulian, as great Dante saith,
When Manfred by his men-at-arms betrayed
Spurred on to Benevento and to death.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ye renegade churchmen, O ill be yer speed!
Ye've murdered auld Luther, an' stickit the creed;
Wi' Pusey for leader, ye'r marchin' on Rome,
Is "the wee bit endoomintie" yours whan ye come?
"Rhymes For The Times: III" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

) In the aftermath of war, a motley collection of outlaws and renegades plots to seize control of the Seven Kingdoms.
The legendary supermodel's renegade spirit has made her life one of fashion's most fascinating adventures.
When Frank Crandall, owner of Renegade Wines (417 Santa Barbara St., died last year, many feared a great light in the murky world of finding the right wine would be extinguished.
The Pier , Jonny Reno's, 800 2nd Ave NE St Petersburg FL When: Thu Dec 6 7pm – 9pm * Renegade Run.
The Pier , Jonny Reno's, 800 2nd Ave NE St Petersburg FL When: Thu Dec 13 7pm – 9pm * Renegade Run.
The three-day group art show featured works by more than 25 artists at Renegade Theater in Orlando.
Once a renegade minority, Utah's LGBT Community is growing in power.
Renegade software tycoon wants to end flight.
Bill Kopp of the West WIldcats and Ryan Shaw of the East Renegades fight for the ball during a Thanksgiving day football game played in Plain Township.
This past Sunday, I hopped aboard the 43 to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason.
2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade Photo Gallery.
INTERVIEWS Paramore Goes " Renegade " on Scorching New Tune.
A sea of possibilities awaits you and your family aboard Glacier Bay's 2740 Renegade dual-console catamaran.
Members of the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon cutting Aug 8 at Renegade Light Sport, 2330 N E.
Last weekend's Renegade Theatre Festival in Old Town included contributions from more than a dozen local theater companies and independent producers.