well-known [wel-nohn] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-known on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. clearly or fully known: The well-known reasons are obvious.
  2. generally or widely known: a well-known painting.

Origin of well-known late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75 Synonyms for well-known See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com 2. prominent, famous, noted, celebrated. Related Words for well-known renowned, notable, outstanding, leading, important, illustrious, eminent, recognized, popular, reputable, acclaimed, known, notorious, noted, infamous, prominent, VIP, big, celebrated, common Examples from the Web for well-known Contemporary Examples of well-known

  • As a well-known advocate for Baluch rights in Iran, young Iranians reach out to him for advice.

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  • The young Jordanian pilot comes from a well-known military family in the kingdom and his uncle is a retired major general.

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  • He was a well-known raconteur, and some of his stories were widely known and repeated–often by him.

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  • And his parents were well-known country performers on stage and radio.

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  • Thanks to the film bearing his name, Oskar Schindler is probably the most well-known of these, but there are many others.

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  • Historical Examples of well-known

  • Eudora started, when she saw the well-known writing of Philæmon.


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  • It is a well-known fact that all living beings like to be comfortable.

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  • This is too well-known a truth for me to endeavor to conceal it, especially from you.

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  • For several years he had been cashier in a well-known banking-house.

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  • The well-known poem, beginning, “Guid morning to your Majesty.”

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  • British Dictionary definitions for well-known well-known adjective (well known when postpositive)

    1. widely known; famous; celebrated
    2. known fully or clearly

    Word Origin and History for well-known adj.

    late 15c., from well (adv.) + past participle of know.

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