Renowned
Renowned Re*nowned" (r?-nound"), a. Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities, or for grandeur; eminent; as, a renowned king. ``Some renowned metropolis with glistering spires.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

These were the renowned of the congregation. --Num. i. 61. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Famous; famed; distinguished; noted; eminent; celebrated; remarkable; wonderful. See {Famous}. [1913 Webster]


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  • renowned — (adj.) late 14c.; pp. adjective from RENOWN (Cf. renown) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • renowned — [ri nound′] adj. having renown; famous SYN. FAMOUS …   English World dictionary

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  • renowned — re|nowned [ rı naund ] adjective famous and admired for a special skill or achievement: a renowned artist/writer/sprinter The program includes a performance by the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. renowned as: Perry was renowned as… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • renowned — adjective known and admired by a lot of people, especially for some special skill, achievement, or quality: be renowned for: The region is renowned for its fine Persian rugs. | be renowned as: Goldman was renowned as a journalist and author. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • renowned — UK [rɪˈnaʊnd] / US adjective famous and admired for a special skill or achievement a renowned artist/writer/sprinter The programme includes a performance by the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. renowned as: Perry was renowned as an… …   English dictionary

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