- Renowned Re*nowned" (r?-nound"), a.
Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished
qualities, or for grandeur; eminent; as, a renowned king.
``Some renowned metropolis with glistering spires.''
These were the renowned of the congregation. --Num. i. 61. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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