renowned

adjective
re·​nowned | \ ri-ˈnau̇nd \

Definition of renowned

: widely acclaimed and highly honored : celebrated

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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

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
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Tongan hospitality is world renowned; your islands are stunningly beautiful offering tourists rugged coastlines, humpback whales and coral reefs. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth Just Honored Her Friend Queen Salote, Tonga's 6-Foot Queen Who Reigned for 48 Years," 25 Oct. 2018 Their harasser was a world-famous, critically renowned comedian. Hana Michels, Vox, "Thank god my rapist wasn’t famous," 31 Aug. 2018 The event features internationally renowned guitarist Angel Romero performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 Spain have had to stick to their own well-renowned style, despite new manager Fernando Hierro stepping in on the eve of the World Cup, following the dismissal of new Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui. SI.com, "Spain Defender Jordi Alba Dismisses Premier League Links & Calls for Positivity Ahead of Morocco Tie," 23 June 2018 Now this bucolic patch of Massachusetts, renowned for such cultural institutions as Tanglewood, Jacob’sPillow, and Mass MoCA, is picking up the wellness mantle. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 Black tourmaline, onyx, hematite and smoky quartz are all renowned among believers for their ability to protect, ground, and cleanse. Alyssa Nassner, Curbed, "Cleansing 101: Keeping your home’s energy in check," 17 Oct. 2018 Dylan might be less renowned for his visual renderings than for his words, but his latest exhibition—which opens in London on Tuesday, October 9—happily marries both. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Bob Dylan’s Drawings and the Lyrics That Inspired Them Go on View in London," 8 Oct. 2018 Sedona is renowned for its healing powers, and that night, our last, we were mellowed by a powerful sense of relief that our journey would soon be over. Anne Slowey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Fear and Self-Loathing in the American Southwest," 25 July 2018

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First Known Use of renowned

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for renowned

see renown entry 1

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renowned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of renowned

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

renowned

adjective
re·​nowned | \ ri-ˈnau̇nd \

Kids Definition of renowned

: widely and favorably known a renowned author

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