WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
well-known /ˈwɛlˈnoʊn/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. fully or thoroughly known:These facts are well-known and clearly established; we will not dispute them here.
  2. widely known;
    famous:a well-known rock star.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
well-known  (welnōn),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. clearly or fully known:The well-known reasons are obvious.
  2. generally or widely known:a well-known painting.
  • late Middle English 1425–75
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . prominent, famous, noted, celebrated.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
well-known adj (well known when postpositive)
  1. widely known; famous; celebrated
  2. known fully or clearly
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