Hypertext Webster Gateway: "renown"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

Nor envy we Thy great renown, nor grudge thy
victory. --Dryden.

2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.

This famous duke of Milan, Of whom so often I have
heard renown. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.]

For joi to hear me so renown his son. --Chapman.

The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown. --Pope.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
[syn: {fame}, {celebrity}] [ant: {infamy}]

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