renown

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French renoun, equivalent to re- + noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈnaʊn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊn

Noun[edit]

renown (usually uncountable, plural renowns)

  1. Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.
  2. (obsolete) Reports of nobleness or achievements; praise.

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Verb[edit]

renown (third-person singular simple present renowns, present participle renowning, simple past and past participle renowned)

  1. (transitive) To make famous.