KJV Dictionary Definition: renown



Fame; celebrity; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments.

Giants of old, men of renown. Gen. 6. Num. 16.

RENOWN', v.t. To make famous.

Soft elocution does thy style renown.

A bard whom pilfer'd pastorals renown.

This verb is nearly or quite obsolete.


RENOWN'ED, a. Famous; celebrated for great and heroic achievements, for distinguished qualities or for grandeur; eminent; as renowned men; a renowned king; a renowned city.