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 n&omacron;min&amacron;re, from n&omacron;men, n&omacron;min-, name; see n&obremac;-men- in Indo-European roots).
Old French renon, from re- + non (“name")