What does Famous mean?

Definitions for Famous
ˈfeɪ məsfa·mous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renownedadjective

    widely known and esteemed

    "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"

Wiktionary

  1. famousadjective

    Well known.

  2. famousadjective

    In the public eye.

    Some people are only famous within their city.

  3. Etymology: From famous, from fameus (French: fameux).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Famousadjective

    Etymology: fameux, French; famosus, Latin.

    Henry the fifth, too famous to live long;
    England ne’er lost a king of so much worth. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    There rose up before Moses two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown. Num. xvi. 2.

    She became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her. Ezek. xxiii. 10.

    Pyreius was only famous for counterfeiting all base things; as earthen pitchers, a scullery, rogues together by the ears, and swine tumbling in the mire; whereupon he was sirnamed Rupographus. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    I shall be nam’d among the famousest
    Of women, sung at solemn festivals. John Milton, Agonistes.

    Many, besides myself, have heard our famous Waller own, that he derived the harmony of his numbers from the Godfrey of Bulloign, which was turned into English by Mr. Fairfax. John Dryden, Fables, Dedication.

    Menecrates and Menas, famous pyrates,
    Make the sea serve them. William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Famousadjective

    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

Freebase

  1. Famous

    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

  1. Famous

    fā′mus, adj. renowned: noted.—v.t. to make famous.—adv. Fā′mously.—n. Fā′mousness. [O. Fr.,—L. famosusfama.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Famous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1584

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Famous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2436

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Famous' in Adjectives Frequency: #194

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Famous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Famous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Famous in a Sentence

  1. Seth Shostak:

    That struck me then, and it strikes me now, if you play a famous alien, you might have little interest in how science is searching for real aliens, but Nimoy was actually interested in the science — and he was always willing to help us out.

  2. Casey Jordan:

    The most basic underlying reason for the attraction is indeed the infamy of these criminals... who have been super-hyped in the media and are household words, many deeply insecure people who crave attention and validation from a well-known person seek out the famous criminal as the subject of their love and attraction. Their lives are usually empty and boring with no prospect of achievement or self-actualization, so they believe their association with the killer will fill the void.

  3. William Ruto:

    I think it speaks to the heart of the maturity of the democracy of our country, no citizen, no leader wants their country to be famous for violence.

  4. Simeon Strunsky:

    Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

  5. Bruce DuMont:

    The fact that a person can stand next to a famous person and go toe to toe with them, it elevates them in the public eye.

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