Definition of renowned
: widely acclaimed and highly honored : celebrated
Examples of renowned in a Sentence
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
He was renowned for his appetite—in the mid-60's, his daily breakfast consisted of six steaks, four plates of pasta and a dozen eggs … —Maureen Dowd, New York Times, 24 June 1993
… it was hard for me to realize that I was to be honoured by a degree from the oldest and most renowned university in America. —Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery, 1901
a restaurant renowned for its wine list
the renowned painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci
Recent Examples of renowned from the Web
More than 300 of the surgeries were the work of internationally renowned surgeons Dr. Jacques Morcos and Dr. Roberto Heros.
Toward those ambitious ends, Clark has been meeting with everyone from UAB President Ray Watts to university department heads to politicians to world-renowned sports medicine professionals such as Dr. James Andrews.
Most of David Fincher's films aren't renowned for their visual effects.
Which just happens to have a world-renowned restaurant that draws its inspiration straight from the dark blue waters that surround its pebbled coast.
Alisa Weilerstein Renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein will join SummerFest for an evening of Bach and Brahms, joined by other acclaimed musicians, including pianist Inon Barnatan and clarinetist Anthony McGill.
In addition to VCU, his education includes time spent at Pilchuck Glass School, started by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, as well as an eight-week residency at North Lands Creative Glass, on Scotland’s eastern coast.
To those unfamiliar with the saga of Louis Scarcella, the once-renowned but now embattled former New York detective, the court brief filed this month by the Brooklyn district attorney’s office could have seemed confusing.
Earlier this week, as the cult of the lost cause statue of P.G.T Beauregard came down, world renowned musician Terence Blanchard stood watch, his wife Robin and their two beautiful daughters at their side.
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Definition of renowned for English Language Learners
: known and admired by many people for some special quality or achievement
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Definition of renowned for Students
: widely and favorably known a renowned author
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