Definitions for renownrɪˈnaʊn
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fame, celebrity, renown(noun)
the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.
Origin: renon, from re- + non
the state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; -- always in a good sense
report of nobleness or exploits; praise
to make famous; to give renown to
Origin: [F. renommer to name again, celebrate, make famous; pref. re- re- + nommer to name, L. nominare , fr. nomen a name. See Noun.]
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I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote,
And think they grow immortal as they quote.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
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- Ansehen, Ruf, RuhmGerman
- δόξα, φήμηGreek
- renombre, distinción, famaSpanish
- maine, kuuluisuusFinnish
- cliùScottish Gaelic
- celebrità, fama, rinomanzaItalian
- renume, faimăRomanian
- ryktbarhet, anseende, namnkunnighetSwedish
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