renown

  • 1 Renown — is fame. The word may also refer to: * HMS Renown , the name of multiple ships in the Royal Navy * Models of bus manufactured by Associated Equipment Company ** AEC Renown (3 axle) ** AEC Renown low height double decker bus built in 1960s *… …

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  • 2 Renown — 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… …

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  • 3 Renown — 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.] [1913 Webster] For joi to hear me so renown his son …

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  • 4 renown — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. renoun, O.Fr. renon, from renomer make famous, from re repeatedly + nomer to name, from L. nominare to name. The M.E. verb renown has been assimilated to the noun via renowned famous, celebrated (late 14c.) …

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  • 5 renown — index character (reputation), distinction (reputation), eminence, notoriety, prestige, reputation …

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  • 6 renown — *fame, honor, glory, celebrity, reputation, repute, notoriety, éclat Analogous words: prestige, authority, *influence, weight, credit Contrasted words: contempt, despite, disdain, scorn (see under DESPISE): disrepute, *disgrace, dishonor, obloquy …

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  • 7 renown — [adj] fame acclaim, celebrity, distinction, éclat, eminence, glory, honor, illustriousness, kudos, luster, mark, note, notoriety, preeminence, prestige, prominence, prominency, rep*, reputation, repute, stardom; concept 668 Ant. anonymity,… …

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  • 8 renown — ► NOUN ▪ the state of being famous. DERIVATIVES renowned adjective. ORIGIN from Old French renomer make famous , from nom name …

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  • 9 renown — [ri noun′] n. [ME renoun < Anglo Fr < OFr renom < renommer, to name again or often, make famous < re , again + nom(m)er, to name < L nominare < nomen,NAME] 1. great fame or reputation; celebrity 2. Obs. report or rumor vt. Obs.… …

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  • 10 renown — n. (formal) 1) to achieve, attain renown 2) great, wide renown 3) of renown (an artist of great renown) * * * [rɪ naʊn] attain renown wide renown (formal) to achieve great of renown (an artist of great renown) …

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  • 11 renown — re|nown [rıˈnaun] n [U] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: renon, from renomer to make famous , from nomer to name ] when you are famous and a lot of people admire you for a special skill, achievement, or quality = ↑acclaim… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 renown — [[t]rɪna͟ʊn[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft n of N A person of renown is well known, usually because they do or have done something good. She used to be a singer of some renown... Mailly s work achieved little renown …

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  • 13 renown — noun (U) fame and admiration, that you get because of some special skill or something that you have done (+ as): At college, I d acquired some renown as a football player. | win renown: She eventually won international renown with her film… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 renown — I. noun Etymology: Middle English renoun, from Anglo French renum, renoun, from renomer to report, speak of, from re + nomer to name, from Latin nominare, from nomin , nomen name more at name Date: 14th century 1. a state of being widely… …

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  • 15 renown — noun /ɹɪˈnaʊn/ Fame; celebrity; wide recognition. There sleep the mighty dead as in life they slept, warriors and princes of high renown …

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  • 16 renown — noun Renown is used after these nouns: ↑world …

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  • 17 Renown — The reputation of a combatant based upon the virtues that others perceive in him from his word, thoughts and deeds. See also the essay concerning Errants & the Company of Saint George. I have called renown the ‘coin of the tourneyer’, the only… …

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  • 18 renown — noun born to a family of political renown Syn: fame, distinction, eminence, preeminence, prominence, repute, reputation, prestige, acclaim, celebrity, notability …

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  • 19 renown — n. fame; high distinction; celebrity (a city of great renown). Etymology: ME f. AF ren(o)un, OF renon, renom f. renomer make famous (as RE , L nominare NOMINATE) …

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  • 20 renown — renownless, adj. /ri nown /, n. 1. widespread and high repute; fame. 2. Obs. report or rumor. [1300 50; ME renoun < AF; OF renom, deriv. of renomer to make famous < L re RE + nominare to NAME] Syn. 1. celebrity, glory, distinction, note, eminence …

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