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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Renown  \Re*nown"\  (r?-noun"),  n.  [F.  renom.  See  {Noun},  and  cf 
  {Renown},  v.] 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Renown  \Re*nown"\  (r?-noun"),  v.  t.  [F.  renommer  to  name  again 
  celebrate,  make  famous;  pref.  re-  re-  +  nommer  to  name  L. 
  nominare,  fr  nomen  a  name  See  {Noun}.] 
  To  make  famous;  to  give  renown  to  [Obs.] 
  For  joi  to  hear  me  so  renown  his  son.  --Chapman. 
  The  bard  whom  pilfered  pastorals  renown.  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  state  or  quality  of  being  widely  honored  and  acclaimed 
  [syn:  {fame},  {celebrity}]  [ant:  {infamy}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  RENOWN,  n.  A  degree  of  distinction  between  notoriety  and  fame  --  a 
  little  more  supportable  than  the  one  and  a  little  more  intolerable 
  than  the  other  Sometimes  it  is  conferred  by  an  unfriendly  and 
  inconsiderate  hand. 
  I  touched  the  harp  in  every  key, 
  But  found  no  heeding  ear; 
  And  then  Ithuriel  touched  me 
  With  a  revealing  spear. 
  Not  all  my  genius,  great  as  'tis, 
  Could  urge  me  out  of  night. 
  I  felt  the  faint  appulse  of  his 
  And  leapt  into  the  light! 
  W.J.  Candleton 

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