Renown is fame or celebrity status.
An example of a renown person is someone being recognized by everyone who sees them in public.
- great fame or reputation; celebrity
- Obs. report or rumor
Origin of renownMiddle English renoun from Anglo-French from Old French renom from renommer, to name again or often, make famous from re-, again + nom(m)er, to name from Classical Latin nominare from nomen, name
Obs. to make famous
- The quality of being widely known or acclaimed; fame.
- Obsolete Report; rumor.
Origin of renownMiddle English renoun from Anglo-Norman from renomer to make famous re- repeatedly ( from Latin; see re- . ) nomer to name ( from Latin nōmināre ) ( from nōmen nōmin- name ; see nō-men- in Indo-European roots.)
Old French renon, from re- + non (“name")