the state of being held in high esteem and honor
notoriety for some particular characteristic
"his reputation for promiscuity"
the general estimation that the public has for a person
"he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report"
What somebody is known for.
the estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute
the character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case
specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name
Reputation of a social entity is an opinion about that entity, typically a result of social evaluation on a set of criteria. It is important in business, education, online communities, and many other fields. Reputation may be considered as a component of identity as defined by others. Reputation is known to be a ubiquitous, spontaneous, and highly efficient mechanism of social control in natural societies. It is a subject of study in social, management and technological sciences. Its influence ranges from competitive settings, like markets, to cooperative ones, like firms, organisations, institutions and communities. Furthermore, reputation acts on different levels of agency, individual and supra-individual. At the supra-individual level, it concerns groups, communities, collectives and abstract social entities. It affects phenomena of different scales, from everyday life to relationships between nations. Reputation is a fundamental instrument of social order, based upon distributed, spontaneous social control.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rep-ū-tā′shun, n. state of being held in repute: estimation: character in public opinion: credit: fame.—adj. Rep′ūtable, in good repute: respectable: honourable: consistent with reputation.—n. Rep′ūtableness.—adv. Rep′ūtably.—adj. Rep′ūtātive, reputed: putative.—adv. Rep′ūtātively, by repute. [Fr.,—L. reputation-em, consideration—re-putāre, to think over.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A bubble which a man bursts when he tries to blow it for himself.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A personal possession, frequently not discovered until lost.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2695
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4716
Rank popularity for the word 'reputation' in Nouns Frequency: #1129
The numerical value of reputation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of reputation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Online reputation management
Why would I put my reputation on the line?
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
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Translations for reputation
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- reputacióCatalan, Valencian
- Klang, Ansehen, RufGerman
- renommée, réputationFrench
- cliùScottish Gaelic
- rumore, caratura, reputazioneItalian
- 名声, 評判Japanese
- 명성, 평판, 評判, 名聲Korean
- reputatie, faam, naamDutch
- fama, reputaçãoPortuguese
- reputacija, renomeSerbo-Croatian
- şan, ün, şöhret, namTurkish
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