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re·nown

 (rĭ-noun′)
n.
1. The quality of being widely known or acclaimed; fame.
2. Obsolete Report; rumor.

[Middle English renoun, from Anglo-Norman, from renomer, to make famous : re-, repeatedly (from Latin; see re-) + nomer, to name (from Latin nōmināre, from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots).]

renown

(rɪˈnaʊn)
n
widespread reputation, esp of a good kind; fame
[C14: from Anglo-Norman renoun, from Old French renom, from renomer to celebrate, from re- + nomer to name, from Latin nōmināre]

re•nown

(rɪˈnaʊn)

n.
1. widespread and high repute; fame.
2. Obs. report or rumor.
[1300–50; Middle English renoun < Anglo-French; Old French renom, derivative of renomer to make famous =re- re- + nomer < Latin nōmināre to name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.renown - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimedrenown - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored

renown

noun fame, note, distinction, repute, mark, reputation, honour, glory, celebrity, acclaim, stardom, eminence, lustre, illustriousness She used to be a singer of some renown.

renown

noun
1. A position of exalted widely recognized importance:
2. Wide recognition for one's deeds:
Translations
شُهْرَه، صيت حَسَن
renomésláva
berømmelse
kuuluisuusmaine
frægî
pagarsėjęs
slava
faimărenume

renown

[rɪˈnaʊn] Nrenombre m, fama f

renown

[rɪˈnaʊn] nrenommée f

renown

nguter Ruf, Ansehen nt; of great renownvon hohem Ansehen, sehr berühmt; a wine of renownein renommierter Wein

renown

[rɪˈnaʊn] nrinomanza, fama

renown

(rəˈnaun) noun
fame.
reˈnowned adjective
famous. He is renowned for his paintings; a renowned actress.
References in classic literature ?
All these monuments which you see," said the Monkey, "are erected in honor of my ancestors, who were in their day freedmen and citizens of great renown.
Cedric, whose feelings were all of a right onward and simple kind, and were seldom occupied by more than one object at once, omitted, in the joyous glee with which be heard of the glory of his countrymen, to remark the angry confusion of his guest; ``I would give thee this golden bracelet, Pilgrim,'' he said, ``couldst thou tell me the names of those knights who upheld so gallantly the renown of merry England.
At first, a poor youth battling with adversity; then the lover of an actress, whom he followed through the provinces, play-writing for the strolling troupe to which she was attached; the next, secretary to a high personage engaged in a mission to Thibet; then soldier, and finally poet of renown, acquiring with his latter years the fortune and honours denied him in his youth.
Not all our power is gone - not all our fame - "Not all the magic of our high renown - "Not all the wonder that encircles us - "Not all the mysteries that in us lie - "Not all the memories that hang upon "And cling around about us as a garment, "Clothing us in a robe of more than glory.
If thou dost acknowledge this fairly and openly, thou shalt escape death and save me the trouble of inflicting it upon thee; if thou fightest and I vanquish thee, I demand no other satisfaction than that, laying aside arms and abstaining from going in quest of adventures, thou withdraw and betake thyself to thine own village for the space of a year, and live there without putting hand to sword, in peace and quiet and beneficial repose, the same being needful for the increase of thy substance and the salvation of thy soul; and if thou dost vanquish me, my head shall be at thy disposal, my arms and horse thy spoils, and the renown of my deeds transferred and added to thine.
The Florentines appointed as their captain Pagolo Vitelli, a most prudent man, who from a private position had risen to the greatest renown.
Stevens on Stowage" is a portly volume with the renown and weight (in its own world) of Coke on Littleton.