Dictionary: RE-NOWN' – RE-NU'MER-A-TED

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RE-NOWN', n. [Fr. renommée; re and nommer, to name.]

Fame; celebrity; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments. Giants of old, men of renown. – Gen. vi. Num. xvi.

RE-NOWN', v.t.

To make famous. Soft elocution does thy style renown. – Dryden. A bard whom pilfer'd pastorals renown. – Pope. [This verb is nearly or quite obsolete.]


Famous; celebrated for great and heroic achievements, for distinguished qualities or for grandeur; eminent; as, renowned men; a renowned king; a renowned city. – Milton. Dryden.


With fame or celebrity.


Without renown; inglorious.

RENT, n.1 [from rend.]

  1. A fissure; a break or breach made by force; as, a rent made in the earth, in a rock or in a garment.
  2. A schism; a separation; as, a rent in the church. – White.

RENT, n.2 [Fr. rente, from rendre; It. rendita; Sp. renta; D. Dan. and G. rente; Sw. ränta.]

A sum of money, or a certain amount of other valuable thing, issuing yearly from lands or tenements; a compensation or return, in the nature of an acknowledgment, for the possession of a corporeal inheritance. – Blackstone. Rents, at common law, are of three kinds; rent-service, rent-charge, and rent-seck. Rent-service is when some corporal service is incident to it, as by fealty and a sum of money; rent-charge is when the owner of the rent has no future interest or reversion expectant in the land, but the rent is reserved in the deed by a clause of distress for rent in arrear; rent-seek, dry rent, is rent reserved by deed, but without any clause of distress. There are also rents of assize, certain established rents of freeholders and copyholders of manors, which can not be varied; called also quit-rents. These when payable in silver, are called white rents, in contradistinction to rents reserved in work or the baser metals, called black rents or black mail. Rack-rent is a rent of the full value of the tenement, or near it. A fee farm rent is a rent-charge issuing out of an estate in fee, of at least one fourth of the value of the lands at the time of its reservation. – Blackstone.

RENT, pp. [of Rend.]

Torn asunder; split or burst by violence; torn.

RENT, v.i.1

To rant. [Not in use.] – Hudibras.

RENT, v.i.2

To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate or a tenement rents for five hundred dollars a year.

RENT, v.t.1

To tear. [See Rend.]

RENT, v.t.2

  1. To lease; to grant the possession and enjoyment of lands or tenements for a consideration in the nature of rent. The owner of an estate or house rents it to a tenant for a term of years.
  2. To take and hold by lease the possession of land or a tenement, for a consideration in the nature of rent. The tenant rents his estate for a year.


That may be rented.


Rent. [Not used.]


A schedule or account of rents.

RENT'ED, pp.

Leased on rent.


One who leases an estate; more generally, the lessee or tenant who takes an estate or tenement on rent.

RENT'ER, v.t. [Fr. rentraire; L. retraho, retrahere; re and traho, to draw.]

  1. To fine-draw; to sew together the edges of two pieces of cloth without doubling them, so that the seam is scarcely visible.
  2. In tapestry, to work new warp into a piece of damaged tapestry, and on this to restore the original pattern or design. – Encyc.
  3. To sew up artfully, as a rent.


Fine-drawn; sewed artfully together.


A fine-drawer.


Fine-drawing; sewing artfully together.

RENT'ING, ppr.

Leasing on rent; taking on rent.

RENT-ROLL', n. [rent and roll.]

A rental; a list or account of rents or income.

RE-NU'MER-ATE, v.t. [L. renumero.]

To recount.


Recounted; numbered again.