Definitions for renownrɪˈnaʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. widespread and high repute; fame.

  2. Obs. report or rumor.

Origin of renown:

1300–50; ME renoun < AF; OF renom, der. of renomer to make famous =re-re - + nomer < L nōmināre to name

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fame, celebrity, renown(noun)

    the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed


  1. renown(Noun)

    Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.

  2. Origin: renon, from re- + non

Webster Dictionary

  1. Renown

    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

  2. Renown

    report of nobleness or exploits; praise

  3. Renown(verb)

    to make famous; to give renown to

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