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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed;
[syn: fame, celebrity, renown]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Renown \Re*nown"\ (r?-noun"), v. t. [F. renommer to name again, celebrate, make famous; pref. re- re- + nommer to name, L. nominare, fr. nomen a name. See Noun.] To make famous; to give renown to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For joy to hear me so renown his son. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Renown \Re*nown"\ (r?-noun"), n. [F. renom. See Noun, and cf. Renown, v.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Nor envy we Thy great renown, nor grudge thy victory. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise. [1913 Webster] This famous duke of Milan, Of whom so often I have heard renown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

renown n 1: the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed [syn: fame, celebrity, renown] [ant: infamy, opprobrium]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

47 Moby Thesaurus words for "renown": acclaim, celebrity, character, consequence, dignity, distinction, eclat, eminence, esteem, fame, famousness, figure, glory, greatness, heroism, honor, illustriousness, kudos, loftiness, magnanimity, majesty, mark, memorability, name, nobility, notability, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, notoriousness, popularity, preeminence, prestige, prominence, publicity, reclame, recognition, remarkableness, rep, report, reputation, repute, salience, stardom, sublimity, the bubble reputation, vogue
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

RENOWN, n. A degree of distinction between notoriety and fame -- a little more supportable than the one and a little more intolerable than the other. Sometimes it is conferred by an unfriendly and inconsiderate hand. I touched the harp in every key, But found no heeding ear; And then Ithuriel touched me With a revealing spear. Not all my genius, great as 'tis, Could urge me out of night. I felt the faint appulse of his, And leapt into the light! W.J. Candleton