Definitions for celebritysəˈlɛb rɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ce•leb•ri•tysəˈlɛb rɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a famous or well-known person.

  2. fame; renown.

Origin of celebrity:

1350–1400; ME < L celebritās

Princeton's WordNet

  1. celebrity, famous person(noun)

    a widely known person

    "he was a baseball celebrity"

  2. fame, celebrity, renown(noun)

    the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

Wiktionary

  1. celebrity(Noun)

    A rite or ceremony.

  2. celebrity(Noun)

    Fame, renown; the state of being famous or talked-about.

  3. celebrity(Noun)

    A person who has a high degree of recognition by the general population; a famous person.

  4. Origin: From French célébrité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrity(noun)

    celebration; solemnization

  2. Celebrity(noun)

    the state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington

  3. Celebrity(noun)

    a person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place

Freebase

  1. Celebrity

    A celebrity is a person, who has a prominent profile and commands some degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media. The term is often synonymous with wealth, implied with great popular appeal, prominence in a particular field, and is easily recognized by the general public. Various careers within the fields of sports and entertainment are commonly associated with celebrity status. These fields have produced prominent figures within these two industries. While people may gain celebrity status as a result of a successful career in a particular field, in other cases, people become celebrities due to media attention for their extravagant lifestyle or wealth; for their connection to a famous person; or even for their misdeeds. Celebrities may be known around the world, within a specific country; or within a region.


Translations for celebrity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

celebrity(noun)

a well-known person

celebrities from the world of entertainment.

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