well-known

  • 1 well-known — adj comparative better known superlative best known known by a lot of people it is well known (that) ▪ It s a well known fact that smoking can cause lung cancer. ▪ This is probably their best known song. ▪ a well known TV presenter well known for …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 well-known — adjective ** known by many people or by the people involved in a particular situation: It s a well known fact that he shares business interests with them. well known for: Though most well known for her TV work, she s accepted a role in the movie …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 Well-known — a. Fully known; generally known or acknowledged. [1913 Webster] A church well known with a well known rite. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 well-known — well′ known′ adj. 1) clearly, fully, or thoroughly known: to hear the well known voice of a loved one[/ex] 2) generally or widely known; famous: a well known painting[/ex] • Etymology: 1425–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 well-known — late 15c., from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + pp. of KNOW (Cf. know) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 well-known — [adj] familiar, famous acclaimed, big, big name*, celeb*, celebrated, common, conspicuous, eminent, illustrious, important, infamous, in the limelight*, in the public eye*, known, large, leading, name, notable, noted, notorious, outstanding,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 well-known — [wel′nōn′] adj. 1. widely or generally known; famous or notorious 2. thoroughly known …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 well-known — index blatant (conspicuous), common (customary), customary, familiar (customary), famous …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 well known — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ known widely or thoroughly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 well-known — ♦♦♦ also well known 1) ADJ GRADED A well known person or thing is known about by a lot of people and is therefore famous or familiar. If someone is well known for a particular activity, a lot of people know about them because of their involvement …

    English dictionary

  • 11 well known — ▶ adjective 1 well known principles: FAMILIAR, widely known, popular, common, everyday, established. 2 a well known family of architects: FAMOUS, famed, prominent …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 well-known — adj. 1) well known to 2) well known that + clause (it s well known that she intends to retire next year) * * * [ˌwel nəʊn] well known to well known that + clause (it s well known that she intends to retire next year) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 well-known — adjective 1. widely or fully known (Freq. 6) a well known politician well known facts a politician who is well known these facts are well known • Similar to: ↑known 2. frequently experienced; known cl …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 well-known */*/ — UK / US adjective known by many people or by the people involved in a particular situation It s a well known fact that he shares business interests with them. well known for: She s most well known for her TV work. well known to/in: Our argument… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 well-known — /ˈwɛl noʊn/ (say wel nohn) adjective 1. clearly or fully known. 2. familiarly known, or familiar: his well known face. 3. generally or widely known: the well known sculptor. Also, (especially in predicative use), well known /wɛl ˈnoʊn/ (say wel… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 well-known — /wel nohn /, adj. 1. clearly or fully known: The well known reasons are obvious. 2. generally or widely known: a well known painting. [1425 75; late ME] Syn. 2. prominent, famous, noted, celebrated. * * * …

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  • 17 well-known — adjective known by a lot of people: It s a well known fact that smoking can cause lung cancer. | This is probably their best known song. (+ for): Mother Teresa is well known for her work with the poor. see famous …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 well-known — adjective a) Familiar, famous, renowned or widely known. If the call to this function fails, you can assume the SID was invalid even if its a well known SID. b) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose. A common approach is for the… …

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  • 19 well-known — adjective 1) well known principles Syn: familiar, widely known, popular, common, everyday, established Ant: abstruse 2) a well known family of architects Syn: famous …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 well-known — adj. Well known is used with these nouns: ↑actor, actress, ↑architect, ↑artist, ↑author, ↑brand, ↑celebrity, ↑designer, ↑example, ↑experiment, ↑face, ↑fact, ↑ …

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