Definition of Renown

1. Noun. The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed.

Exact synonyms: Celebrity, Fame
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Laurels
Derivative terms: Famous
Antonyms: Infamy



Definition of Renown

1. n. 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. v. t. To make famous; to give renown to.

Definition of Renown

1. Noun. Fame; celebrity; wide recognition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Renown

1. to make famous [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: famous

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Renown

renovative
renovator
renovators
renovel
renovelance
renovelances
renovelled
renovelling
renovels
renovetur semel
renoviction
renovictions
renowme
renowmed
renowmes
renown (current term)
renowned
renownedly
renowner
renowners
renownful
renowning
renownless
renowns
rens
rensselaerite
rent
rent-a-car
rent-a-cop
rent-a-crowd

Literary usage of Renown

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"After taking part in the reduction of Charlestown in April 1780, the renown returned to England ; for some months Wood was employed in small vessels ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"These hast thou saved, and robb'd me of renown Uncaring, in thy godhead quite secure Of reckoning to be render'd afterward ; Dear should it cost thee now, ..."

3. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, William Morris (1887)
"PENOR, BUT LATE DEAD, AND THE GHOST OF HIS MOTHER, AND OF MANY MEN AND WOMEN OF renown. SO when adown we were gotten to the ship's side and the shore, ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"Sp. re- non,bre, surname, epithet added to the name of a person, renown, reputation; renombrar, to give a name, to render famous. ..."

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