• IPA: /ɹɪˈnaʊn/

renown (uncountable)

  1. Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Numbers 16:2 ↗:
      And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown: Nor envy we / Thy great Renown, nor grudge thy Victory; / 'Tis thine, O King, th' Afflicted to redreſs, / And Fame has fill'd the World with thy Succeſs; {{...}
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      There sleep the mighty dead as in life they slept, warriors and princes of high renown.
    • 1985, Lawrence Durrell, Quinx, New York: Viking, Chapter Three, p. 63,
      […] one day local fame would become world renown […]
  2. (obsolete) Reports of nobleness or exploits; praise.
    • circa 1611 William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1,[]
      […] She
      Is daughter to this famous Duke of Milan,
      Of whom so often I have heard renown,
      But never saw before;
Translations Verb

renown (renowns, present participle renowning; past and past participle renowned)

  1. (transitive) To make famous.

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