well-known [wel-nohn] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective
- clearly or fully known: The well-known reasons are obvious.
- 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 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-known2.
As a well-known advocate for Baluch rights in Iran, young Iranians reach out to him for advice.
December 29, 2014
The young Jordanian pilot comes from a well-known military family in the kingdom and his uncle is a retired major general.
Jamie Dettmer, Christopher Dickey
December 24, 2014
He was a well-known raconteur, and some of his stories were widely known and repeated–often by him.
December 13, 2014
And his parents were well-known country performers on stage and radio.
December 13, 2014
Thanks to the film bearing his name, Oskar Schindler is probably the most well-known of these, but there are many others.
December 10, 2014
Historical Examples of well-known
Eudora started, when she saw the well-known writing of Philæmon.
Lydia Maria Child
It is a well-known fact that all living beings like to be comfortable.
Hendrik Willem van Loon
This is too well-known a truth for me to endeavor to conceal it, especially from you.
For several years he had been cashier in a well-known banking-house.
The well-known poem, beginning, “Guid morning to your Majesty.”
British Dictionary definitions for well-known well-known adjective (well known when postpositive)
- widely known; famous; celebrated
- known fully or clearly
Word Origin and History for well-known adj.