American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Widely known; familiar or famous: a well-known performer.
- adj. Fully known: well-known facts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fully or familiarly known; clearly apprehended; generally acknowledged.
- adj. Familiar, famous, renowned or widely known.
- adj. computing, not comparable Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fully known; generally known or acknowledged.
- adj. frequently experienced; known closely or intimately
- adj. widely or fully known
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“On each occasion, he has offered us nothing beyond Alinsky's name, as though he were referring to as well-known a person as, for example, Steven Spielberg or Paula Abdul.”
“In a Los Angeles courtroom, two big industries are going after each other over the definition of a word well-known by every first-grader: sugar.”
“They would talk to each other on the set in some kind of comedy shorthand, calling out play numbers to each other, as if they were referring to a well-known joke catalog.”
“Related to this word, etymologically, is a word more well-known in the West: karma—meaning “inevitable cause and effect.””
“The term is well-known to conservatives as the one used by then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas when Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings.”
“It's also been called a zoo, a 'ghetto mansion' and, most often, simply First United, a name as well-known to city police and emergency room doctors as to the hundreds of people who troop through its doors.”
“He said "a crowd of demonstrators tried to assault Ambassador Ford and embassy colleagues" as they were preparing to meet Mr. Abdel-Azim, whom Mr. Toner described as a "well-known Syrian political figure.”
“Ten people were arrested at Charing Cross railway station for carrying anti-royalist placards and a man police called a "well-known anarchist" was arrested in Cambridge.”
“He was well-known in most states and much loved in many.”
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