- ♦♦♦also well known1) ADJ-GRADED A well-known person or thing is known about by a lot of people and is therefore famous or familiar. If someone is well-known for a particular activity, a lot of people know about them because of their involvement with that activity.
It entertains him to surround himself with attractive, intelligent, or well-known people...
He is well-known to the local police...
Hubbard was well known for his work in the field of drug rehabilitation.2) ADJ-GRADED A well-known fact is a fact that is known by people in general.
It may be a well-known fact, but I didn't know it...
It is well known that bamboo shoots are a panda's staple diet.
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