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Definition of Renown


  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.
  2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
  3. To make famous; to give renown to.

Renown Quotations

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Samuel Daniel

Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown... There's something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it's hard to take him seriously.
Maurice Sendak

Henry M. Jackson, congressman and senator from 1941 until his death in 1983, achieved far greater renown than most legislators, ran for president in 1972 and 1976, and was for much of the 1970s and 1980s one of the most powerful men in America.
Elliott Abrams

Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.
Jean Rostand

Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Edward Young
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Renown Translations

renown in Dutch is onderscheiding
renown in Finnish is maine
renown in German is Ansehen {n}, Ruhm
renown in Latin is gloria, celebritas
renown in Spanish is renombre, hambre
renown in Swedish is ryktbarhet