adjective re·nowned \ri-ˈnand\

: known and admired by many people for some special quality or achievement

Full Definition of RENOWNED

:  widely acclaimed and highly honored :  celebrated

Examples of RENOWNED

  1. a restaurant renowned for its wine list
  2. <the renowned painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci>
  3. Poggio prospected for manuscripts across much of western Europe, visiting the renowned monasteries of Reichenau and Fulda, and wandering as far afield as Cologne, London, Paris, and Rome. —Fred Lerner, The Story of Libraries, 1998

Origin of RENOWNED

(see 1renown)
First Known Use: 14th century


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