known1 [nəun US noun]
the past participle of ↑know 1
known 2
known2 W3 adj
1.) [only before noun]
used about something that people know about or have discovered
a study of all the known facts
her last known address
Apart from vaccines, there is no known way to protect against meningitis.
2.) [only before noun]
a known criminal, drug dealer etc is someone who people know to be regularly involved in criminal activities or to do other things that are disapproved of
He was found with several other known sex offenders.
a known liar
3.) be known for sth
to be famous or known about by a lot of people because of something
He's known for his stunning good looks.
The region is known for its fine wines
4.) well-known/little-known/lesser-known
used when saying how famous someone is
works by lesser-known French artists

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • known — index apparent (perceptible), cognizable, famous, illustrious, ordinary, outstanding (prominent) …   Law dictionary

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