• WordNet 3.6
    • n reputation the general estimation that the public has for a person "he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing","he was a person of bad report"
    • n reputation the state of being held in high esteem and honor
    • n reputation notoriety for some particular characteristic "his reputation for promiscuity"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mangos are valued for their reputation as an aphrodisiac in countries such as Guatemala and India
    • Reputation Account; value. "/Christ] made himself of no reputation ."
    • Reputation Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name. "I see my reputation is at stake.""The security of his reputation or good name."
    • Reputation (Law) The character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case.
    • Reputation The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute. "The best evidence of reputation is a man's whole life."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
    • n reputation Account; estimation; consideration; especially, the estimate attached to a person by the community; character by report; opinion of character generally entertained; character attributed to a person, action, or thing; repute, in a good or bad sense. See character.
    • n reputation Favorable regard; the credit, honor, or character which is derived from a favorable public opinion or esteem; good name; fame.
    • n reputation Synonyms Esteem, estimation, name, fame, renown, distinction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids. In case you were wondering, cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
    • n Reputation rep-ū-tā′shun state of being held in repute: estimation: character in public opinion: credit: fame
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
  • Jack Miner
    Jack Miner
    “A man's reputation is what other people think of him; his character is what he really is.”
  • Thomas Paine
    “Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and the angels know of us.”
  • Francesco Petrarch
    Francesco Petrarch
    “How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.”
  • John Wooden
    “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réputation, L. reputatio, a reckoning, consideration. See Repute (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. reputation-em, consideration—re-putāre, to think over.


In literature:

He was known to be a clever man, and when very young had had the reputation of being a scholar.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
I'd have staked my reputation on the sandy-haired one.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Rights came to it from on high, and power, like faith, was reputed divine.
"History of the Girondists, Volume I" by Alphonse de Lamartine
She acquired an immense reputation, and was invited to several of the courts of Europe.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects and Curiosities of Art (Vol. 3 of 3)" by S. Spooner
Though a rigid republican, he was reputed a conscientious man, and a good officer.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
His reputation of "grave, wise, and politick" seems to have been fairly earned.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
This novel, in fact, made Cooper's reputation both at home and abroad.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
During that time I had become a singer and was able to take my place with other artists of repute.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
He was a prophet, the reputed son of Apollo, and a person of great skill and sagacity.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Brian has enjoyed a great and not undeserved reputation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various

In poetry:

How small a thing am I, of no repute,
Whirled in the rush of these eternal tides;
Spun daily round upon this orb that rides
Among its peers, itself how most minute!
""I am Small and of no Reputation; Yet do I not Forget thy Commandments"" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I've often sought advice for this disease
From men of practice and reputed skill;
Nay, I have even cross'd the raging seas,
In hopes to find assistance for this ill.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
But Reputation said: "If once we sever,
Our chance of future meeting is but vain:
Who parts from me, must look to part for ever,
For Reputation lost comes not again."
"Love, Death, And Reputation" by Charles Lamb
Though Christ was God as well as man, and high'r
Than all our race, and all in worth outweigh'd;
Yet, to his mother and reputed sire,
He proper honour and obedience paid.
"The Duty Of Children To Their Parents" by Rees Prichard
Blame not my Muse, thou that dost find thy name
Not Marshal'd here, as thou wouldst have the same:
No blemish tis to thy repute: for (know it)
I act no Herald here (Sir) but a Poet.
"To Any To Whom I Write." by Ralph Knevet
To arm against reputed ill
The patient heart too brave to feel
The tortures of despair:
Nor safer yet high-crested pride,
When wealth flows in with every tide
To gain admittance there.
"An Ode, On Reading Mr. Richardson's History Of Sir Charles Grandison" by William Cowper

In news:

Charismatic leader built reputation in Long Beach, left Oakland amid conflict.
Dixie De La Tour wants you to talk about sex, for the sake of San Francisco's reputation.
The Hokies' reputation for special teams excellence is based on history, not recent performance.
Republicans squandered their hard-won reputation as the party of ideas.
The island has long had a reputation for longevity, with one of the highest rates of centenarians in the world.
In all industries, employee healthcare disparities have a big impact on the reputation of a company and the costs of healthcare on a national level.
Long before Pat Summitt arrived as coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, this part of the state already had developed a reputation for playing good women's basketball.
GEORGETOWN, SC – Georgetown County's Tourism Management Commission is kicking-off a brand campaign designed to enhance Georgetown County's reputation as a travel and tourism destination in the southeast.
Long-time Midas Lister forged reputation with Cerent, Siara and Extreme Networks.
Walmart has the reputation of having everything that you could ever need.
When Harry S Truman left the White House in 1953, his reputation was in ruins.
David Hatter on Reputation Management.
Is Rick Perry's Gov Goodhair reputation a help or a hindrance in possible presidential quest.
Thomas Leuluai has forged a strong reputation.
Republicans must live up to our reputation as the party of effective governance.

In science:

If these claims remain uncorrected, many readers will uncritically accept them on the basis of his considerable reputation as an expert on the foundations of classical electrodynamics, or on the basis of a common perception that PRD is a reliable journal.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
Notwithstanding its somewhat notorious reputation, renormalization theory, together with the gauge principle, forms the backbone of the perturbative approach to physically relevant quantum field theories.
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
This is a challenge not just for retail panel data, but for other forms of data generated by consumers who interact with e-commerce sites, such as bidding/reputation data from on-line auctions.
Evaluating Pricing Strategy Using e-Commerce Data: Evidence and Estimation Challenges
Density estimation has a reputation for difficulty, well-deserved in general situations.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Despite its reputation for innovation, in many ways physics is a conservative enterprise.
Matters of Gravity, The Newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society, Volume 32, Fall 2008