from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being widely honored and acclaimed; fame.
- n. Obsolete Report; rumor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Fame; celebrity; wide recognition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
- transitive v. To make famous; to give renown to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make famous.
- To behave or pose as a renowner; swagger; boast: with indefinite it.
- n. 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. Report; rumor; éclat.
- n. A token of fame or reputation; an honor; a dignity.
- n. Haughtiness.
- n. Synonyms Fame, Honor, etc. (see glory, n.), repute, note, distinction, name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
Middle English renoun, from Anglo-Norman, from renomer, to make famous : re-, repeatedly (from Latin; see re-) + nomer, to name (from Latin nōmināre, from nōmen, nōmin-, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French renon, from re- + non ("name") (Wiktionary)