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Definition of renown noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

renown

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//rɪˈnaʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈnaʊn//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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fame and respect because of something you have done that people admire He won renown as a fair judge. a pianist of some/international/great renown A number of our past students have achieved political renown. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French renoun, from Old French renomer ‘make famous’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + nomer ‘to name’, from Latin nominare.
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