renowned

[ ri-nound ]
/ rɪˈnaʊnd /

adjective

celebrated; famous.

Nearby words

  1. renovascular,
  2. renovascular hypertension,
  3. renovate,
  4. renovation,
  5. renown,
  6. rensselaerite,
  7. rent,
  8. rent boy,
  9. rent control,
  10. rent party

Origin of renowned

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at renown, -ed2

Related formsre·nown·ed·ly [ri-nou-nid-lee, -nound-] /rɪˈnaʊ nɪd li, -ˈnaʊnd-/, adverbre·nown·ed·ness, nounun·re·nowned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for renowned

renowned

/ (rɪˈnaʊnd) /

adjective

having a widespread, esp good, reputation; famous
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Word Origin and History for renowned

renowned

adj.

"celebrated, famous," late 14c., past participle adjective from renown.

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