well-known

[wel-nohn]
adjective
1.
clearly or fully known: The well-known reasons are obvious.
2.
generally or widely known: a well-known painting.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English


2. prominent, famous, noted, celebrated.
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well-known
 
adj
1.  widely known; famous; celebrated
2.  known fully or clearly

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Word Origin & History

well-known
c.1470, from well (adv.) + pp. of know.
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Example sentences
But things can go badly wrong, even with well-known and well-established
  operations.
At the heart of the argument is a well-known paradox.
By locking up a few well-known ones, the authorities are serving notice to
  intellectuals generally to watch their step.
Among insiders, politicians' antics in bed are often well-known but usually not
  publicised.
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