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
Edgewater’s Income Tax and Independent Spirits, Inc. are partnering to host two renowned winemakers from Germany for a joint tasting.
During the Vietnam War, he was arrested and spent a night in jail with Benjamin Spock, the renowned pediatrician, for their participation in an antiwar protest.
Her vision brought her to Polaris, an international non-governmental organization renowned for its work on curbing human trafficking.
And on Sunday, Australia’s foreign minister posed an interesting question: Could Macron say the same of renowned exercise-denier Trump?
The town’salready historic, renowned for the Pony Express and as the place where the outlaw Jesse James was gunned down.
In 1978, the renowned geologist John H. Mercer published a paper that doubled as an apocalyptic warning.
Which is why the renowned James Beard Foundation is teaming up with Waldorf Astoria for a third year to find the next Taste of Waldorf Astoria.
His brain will be sent to the renowned Boston University lab that studies chronic traumatic encephalopathy in former NFL players.
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Synonym Discussion of renowned
RENOWNED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of renowned for English Language Learners
: known and admired by many people for some special quality or achievement
RENOWNED Defined for Kids
Definition of renowned for Students
: widely and favorably known a renowned author
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