Simple Definition of renown
: great fame and respect
Examples of renown in a sentence
He achieved great renown for his discoveries.
Her photographs have earned her international renown.
Origin and Etymology of renown
Middle English renoun, from Anglo-French renum, renoun, from renomer to report, speak of, from re- + nomer to name, from Latin nominare, from nomin-, nomen name — more at name
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of renown
: to give renown to
First Known Use of renown
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Definition of renown for Students
: the state of being widely and favorably known
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