Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having renown; famous. synonym: famous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having renown; famous; celebrated.
  • Synonyms Celebrated, Illustrious, etc. (see famous), famed, far-famed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities, or for grandeur; eminent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Famous, celebrated, or well-known.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective widely known and esteemed

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Examples

  • Known as the Ikhwan in Arabic, renowned for its conservative and often backward ways, it now counts women as members.

    Mullahs Gone Mild

  • It's a Gannett paper, part of a chain renowned for appealing to those it sees as having power.

    Living in Dryden: Can't we all just get along?

  • It's a Gannett paper, part of a chain renowned for appealing to those it sees as having power.

    Living in Dryden: November 2003 Archives

  • Last year, Studio 35 brought in renowned drive-in reviewer Joe Bob Briggs.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Sharpeville is a word renowned for the bravery of workers who protested against higher bus?? terrifies??, because others were making decisions about your lives, and you were not getting even the very services and amenities that every human being must have in order to live with dignity.

    SPEECH BY THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF THE ANC, NELSON MANDELA, TO MAY DAY RALLY

  • Sharpeville is a word renowned for the bravery of workers who protested against higher bus?? terrifies??, because others were making decisions about your lives, and you were not getting even the very services and amenities that every human being must have in order to live with dignity.

    SPEECH BY THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF THE ANC, NELSON MANDELA, TO MAY DAY RALLY

  • To great prudence, self-control, and judgment, he united the dash, daring, and readiness of resources which have always characterized the famous sailors of the world; and in the victory which made his name renowned in naval annals, he displayed these qualities in such a high degree as to deserve the greatest credit for what he achieved as well as for what, under great temptation, he declined to do.

    The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

  • At noon or later, after the ruin of Last Island, a gentleman of a name renowned in South-western story found himself clinging to a bush in the wild waters, lashed by the long whips of branches, half dead with fatigue and fear.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

  • He bore a name renowned in the past, but his home being turned into a dust-heap under which his money, papers and furniture, his two parents and brothers, are still lying, he now gains a livelihood by carrying vegetables and fruit from the harbour to the collection of sheds honoured by the name of market.

    Old Calabria

  • Straightway she called the renowned Antiphates, her lord, from the assembly-place, and he contrived a pitiful destruction for my men.

    Book X

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  • Mahatma Gandhi was a renowned practitioner of non-violence.

    April 11, 2014