not·ed | \ˈnō-təd \

Definition of noted 

: well-known by reputation : eminent, celebrated

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Other Words from noted

notedly adverb
notedness noun

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famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, notorious, distinguished, eminent, illustrious mean known far and wide. famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known. a famous actress renowned implies more glory and acclamation. one of the most renowned figures in sports history celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print. the most celebrated beauty of her day noted suggests well-deserved public attention. the noted mystery writer notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil. a notorious gangster distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority. a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character. the country's most eminent writers illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person. illustrious war heroes

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She is a noted scholar specializing in Latin-American literature. a serious play that needs a noted Broadway actor for the lead if it is to attract audiences

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Composed of 59 voting members, the board includes noted philanthropists, accomplished alumni, Hollywood insiders and business moguls. Sarah Parvini,, "Pressure grows on Board of Trustees amid USC gynecologist scandal," 24 May 2018 Bundchen is a noted fan of the Brazilian national team and was involved when the nation hosted the World Cup in 2014, helping to present the trophy before the final between Germany and Argentina. Hayden Bird,, "Gisele was pretty pumped for Brazil’s dramatic World Cup win," 22 June 2018 Flake, a noted Trump critic, and Pence had once shared many things in common. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Mike Pence and Jeff Flake were once close friends. But then Donald Trump rose to power.," 3 Jan. 2018 The family moved to the university town of Lund after his father, a historian, was offered a teaching post; his mother focused on raising the children but later became a noted scholar of women’s legal status in the Middle Ages. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Arvid Carlsson, Nobel laureate who uncovered a treatment for Parkinson’s, dies at 95," 2 July 2018 While the nature of the project is unknown, Pitt is a noted architecture enthusiast and founded the Make It Right Foundation, which builds affordable and environmentally friendly homes in New Orleans for people in need. Mike Miller,, "5 Things to Know About Brad Pitt’s New MIT Professor Friend, Neri Oxman," 6 Apr. 2018 What's being done to close the gap But one area where that was painfully clear was Summerfest’s country slate, with no noted female artists closing out any of the stages for any of the 11 days. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Best and worst of Summerfest Day 9: Janelle Monáe, Flaming Lips, BØRNS, Judah & the Lion and more," 7 July 2018 Krall, a native of British Columbia and wife of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello, is likely the most noted female jazz artist today. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "Diana Krall mesmerizes with a show dedicated to love," 25 June 2018 As a young man, Mr. Todd developed a passion for art that was kindled by his father, James Arnold Todd, a noted painter and sculptor. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Thomas A. Todd, 90, Philly architect and painter," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of noted

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noted

: famous or well-known


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: well-known and highly regarded a noted scientist

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