renown


1re·nown

noun \ri-ˈnan\

: great fame and respect

Full Definition of RENOWN

1
:  a state of being widely acclaimed and highly honored :  fame
2
obsolete :  report, rumor

Examples of RENOWN

  1. He achieved great renown for his discoveries.
  2. Her photographs have earned her international renown.

Origin 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

Rhymes with RENOWN

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2renown

transitive verb

Definition of RENOWN

:  to give renown to

First Known Use of RENOWN

15th century

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