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Meaning of RENOWN

Pronunciation:  ri'nawn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

RENOWN is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: celebrity, fame
 Antonyms: infamy, opprobrium
 See Also: honor, honour, laurels



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*nown"\ (r?-noun"), n. [F. renom. See {Noun}, and cf.
    {Renown}, v.]
    1. The state of being much known and talked of; exalted
       reputation derived from the extensive praise of great
       achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; --
       always in a good sense.
             Nor envy we Thy great renown, nor grudge thy
             victory.                              --Dryden.
    2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
             This famous duke of Milan, Of whom so often I have
             heard renown.                         --Shak.
  2. \Re*nown"\ (r?-noun"), v. t. [F. renommer to name again,
    celebrate, make famous; pref. re- re- + nommer to name, L.
    nominare, fr. nomen a name. See {Noun}.]
    To make famous; to give renown to. [Obs.]
          For joi to hear me so renown his son.    --Chapman.
          The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown. --Pope.