- 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
- Obsolete report or rumor
Origin: Middle English renoun from Anglo-French from Old French renom from renommer, to name again or often, make famous from re-, again plush nom(m)er, to name from Classical Latin nominare from nomen, name
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- The quality of being widely honored and acclaimed; fame.
- Obsolete Report; rumor.
Origin: Middle 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 nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots).