Re*nown" (r?-noun"), n. [F. renom. See Noun, and cf. Renown, v.]


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.


Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.

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


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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.


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

The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown. Pope.


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