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renown

noun re·nown \ ri-ˈnau̇n \

Definition of renown

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

Examples of renown in a Sentence

  1. He achieved great renown for his discoveries.

  2. Her photographs have earned her international renown.

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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


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renown

verb

Definition of renown

transitive verb
:to give renown to

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First Known Use of renown

15th century



RENOWN Defined for English Language Learners

renown

noun

Definition of renown for English Language Learners

  • : great fame and respect


RENOWN Defined for Kids

renown

noun re·nown \ ri-ˈnau̇n \

Definition of renown for Students

:the state of being widely and favorably known


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