Definitions for: Renown

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: celebrity, fame

Antonyms: infamy, opprobrium

See Also: honor, honour, laurels

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