celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned(adj)
widely known and esteemed
"a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
In the public eye.
Some people are only famous within their city.
Origin: From famous, from fameus (French: fameux).
celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; -- used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate
Famous is the third studio album from U.S. alternative rock band Puddle of Mudd. It was released on October 9, 2007 on Flawless Records. Famous was originally set to be released in May, but was pushed back to add more songs to the album. The album was also announced by the band to be titled Livin' on Borrowed Time, but that was changed to Famous after the name of the first single. The title track provided the album's lead single on May 21, 2007. "Psycho" would follow as the second single on November 2. Famous debuted at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 31,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold around 363,000 copies in the US.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fā′mus, adj. renowned: noted.—v.t. to make famous.—adv. Fā′mously.—n. Fā′mousness. [O. Fr.,—L. famosus—fama.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FAMOUS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1584
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FAMOUS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2436
Rank popularity for the word 'FAMOUS' in Adjectives Frequency: #194
The numerical value of FAMOUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of FAMOUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The source of the famous Golden Rule. Many famous lines were variations on this theme.
She's famous! You've got to have your picture taken with someone famous before you die.
People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done.
A wise quote may not be famous and a famous quote may not be wise! Stick to the wise as the other one is just a bubble!
This is a woman who thinks that to be loved she has to be famous, which is kind of an epidemic in our society right now.
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Translations for FAMOUS
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- прочут, знаменит, известенBulgarian
- famós, cèlebreCatalan, Valencian
- slavný, věhlasný, proslulýCzech
- bekannt, berühmtGerman
- célèbre, fameuxFrench
- ferneamdeWestern Frisian
- cliùiteach, ainmeil, allailScottish Gaelic
- famoso, famosaItalian
- 有名, 高名, 名高いJapanese
- beroemd, alom bekendDutch
- faimos, celebruRomanian
- известный, знаменитыйRussian
- famëmadh, famshëmAlbanian
- berömd, kändSwedish
- meşhur, ünlüTurkish
- nổi danh, nổi tiếngVietnamese
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