1. 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.
2. Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
This famous duke of Milan,
Of whom so often I have heard renown. --Shak.
Re·nown v. t. To make famous; to give renown to. [Obs.]
For joy to hear me so renown his son. --Chapman.
The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown. --Pope.
n : the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
[syn: fame, celebrity] [ant: infamy]