• WordNet 3.6
    • n renown the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the tender age of 7, the multi-award-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch ("The Way We Were," "The Sting") was one of the youngest students ever admitted to the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York City.
    • Renown Report of nobleness or exploits; praise. "This famous duke of Milan,
      Of whom so often I have heard renown ."
    • Renown 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."
    • v. t Renown To make famous; to give renown to. "For joi to hear me so renown his son.""The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • renown To make famous.
    • renown To behave or pose as a renowner; swagger; boast: with indefinite it.
    • n renown The state of having a great or exalted name; fame; celebrity; exalted reputation derived from the widely spread praise of great achievements or accomplishments.
    • n renown Report; rumor; éclat.
    • n renown A token of fame or reputation; an honor; a dignity.
    • n renown Haughtiness.
    • n renown Synonyms Fame, Honor, etc. (see glory, n.), repute, note, distinction, name.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Renown rē-nown′ a great name: celebrity: éclat
    • v.t Renown to make famous
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  • Mark Twain
    “To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt..”
  • John Milton
    “Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.”
  • Edward Young
    “Some, for renown, on scraps of learning dote, and think they grow immortal as they quote.”
  • Martin Buber
    Martin Buber
    “The one who count are those persons who-though they may be of little renown-respond to and are responsible for the continuation of the living spirit.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. renommer, to name again, celebrate, make famous; pref. re-, re- + nommer, to name, L. nominare, , fr. nomen, a name. See Noun


In literature:

She won great renown by her writings and her knowledge of languages.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
Then, too, we had the world-renowned Peter Parley, with his accomplished family circle.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Gabriel appeared in the form of Dahiah, one of the Companions of the Prophet, renowned for his beauty and gracefulness.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
Like many other children who grew up to fame, Handel was not intended by his parents to follow the art in which he is renowned.
"Among the Great Masters of Music" by Walter Rowlands
Big James's rendering of "The Miller of the Dee" had been renowned in the Five Towns since 1852.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Phidias, Socrates, Sophocles, and other renowned men stood near him.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Know me as the renowned slayer of caymans!
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was formerly one of Chaka's generals, and is, like him, renowned for slaughter.
"The Mission; or Scenes in Africa" by Captain Frederick Marryat
This, too, became one of the published wonders of the day, and a local legend of renown.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
This spot is renowned for tiger-shooting.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor

In poetry:

'Twas by thy blood, immortal Lamb,
Thine armies trod the tempter down;
'Twas by thy word and powerful name
They gain'd the battle and renown.
"Hymn 58" by Isaac Watts
Ambition, wealth, yea, life itself,
All stand for naught when love is crowned,
It reigns supreme in human hearts,
Its valient deeds are world renowned.
"Love Is Victor, Love Is King" by Robert C O Benjamin
Drink not too much, if thou art wise,
A little, nature does suffice:
Strong drink has oft been stronger found
Than those, that were for strength renown'd.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
Here sleeps he now, where long ago
Hath nature raised his mound:
A mighty channel far below,
Divided hills around,
Where countless thousands come and go
As to a shrine renowned.
"At General Grant's Tomb" by Hattie Howard
But if he has fought, and has fallen, my love!"….
"Suppress," cried the knight with a frown,
"A fear so ill-founded;….if Alfred had died,
He'd have fallen a child of renown ."
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie
As they pass without a sound, there is many a red wound.
Oh, pale they are and faint they are, these warriors renowned!
Yet smiling all together in the calm sweet weather,
As they ride home together.
"Riding Home" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

The Hawley Public Library has received a copy of a book about the adventures of the father of the renowned Hawley photographer Ludolph (Louis) Hensel .
Ohio State has cut funding for the Rothenbuhler Honey Bee Research Laboratory, which was created in 1989 and was once home to two renowned bee experts.
Hoy and UCLA to Present First Public Screenings of Renowned "La Bestia" Documentary in Los Angeles.
Sir Ernest Shackleton's great renown as an explorer is not based on what he discovered, but on what he survived.
Ebb & Flow Arts, Inc presents a performance by renowned Canadian pianist Lee Pui Ming on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 7:30 pm at the at Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena.
Then jam with a renowned drummer, band leader, educator and composer.
Internationally renowned interior designer Charles Faudree will be signing books from 2 to 5 pm Saturday at T.A.
The Lahontan Valley News reports the apparent drowning victim died Friday at Renown Regional Medical Center.
Most months, the MOJO Jazz Jambalaya series celebrates the lives and music of internationally renowned jazz stars — but for August, the focus is strictly local.
He was the oldest, most renowned officer the PD had to offer.
Renowned author John Irving 's credits roll long.
World renowned baritone to make south-central Kansas appearance with HBPA.
Renowned Psychic Karen Reece visits AM Buffalo.
JACKSON, MI – Another renown actor is in the corner of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.
U ntil five years ago, Farmers Branch (pop 28,000) had about as much renown as "a speck on a flea," the town's former mayor once remarked.

In science:

The renowned Belgian physicist L´eon Rosenfeld wrote one of the first papers on quantum gravity , but late in his career came to the conclusion that the quantization of the gravitational field would be meaningless1 [3, 4].
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
Thereafter, the fW t -compactness of eG t follows by the renowned Prokhorov theorem. (cid:3) 3.3.
Gibbs random fields with unbounded spins on unbounded degree graphs
West in his renowned recent textbook (), discusses the case of simple directed graphs with loops allowed.
A simple Havel-Hakimi type algorithm to realize graphical degree sequences of directed graphs
Net is the most renowned one, which provides comprehensive infrastructural support for developing enterprise.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
Perhaps Kolmogorov is the most renown example.
Foundations of Probability and Physics, Round table