Definitions for Famous
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Famous.
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"
In the public eye.
Some people are only famous within their city.
Etymology: From famous, from fameus (French: fameux).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Famous typically refers to being well-known or widely recognized by a large number of people, often due to outstanding achievements, exceptional talent, notable contributions to a field, or high levels of public exposure and popularity.
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.]
Song lyrics by famous -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by famous on the Lyrics.com website.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Famous is ranked #76533 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Famous surname appeared 251 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Famous.
65.7% or 165 total occurrences were White.
30.2% or 76 total occurrences were Black.
British National Corpus
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
The source of the famous Golden Rule. Many famous lines were variations on this theme.
It's the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous.
Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
I will say that it is important to maintain our history and that when we go and start changing monuments and street names that were named after famous Atlantans, famous Georgians, famous Southerners and in some circumstances... famous Americans... you are robbing the next generations of what actually transpired, and it's very serious. It's a very serious offense.
Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. For the 50th anniversary of the landing, Omega issued a limited edition Speedmaster watch, a tribute to the one that Buzz Aldrin wore to the moon. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanitys reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible, Buzz Aldrin said. They dreamed of somehow reaching the moon. And to demonstrate, to be a part of demonstrating this miracle was magnificent. On July 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with mission commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins, launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Four days later, Neil Armstrong made history when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. Aldrinexited thelunar module 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong. The famed astronaut joked about being second during his interview. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT I will forever, no matter what I do, be known as the second man on the moon, he quipped. In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) Why does it bother you to be a second man to walk on the moon ? Youre one of a dozen men who had that incredible role, Cavuto asked in a follow-up question. Well, people love being vice president, dont they ? No, Buzz Aldrin responded with a chuckle. APOLLO 11S EPIC MISSION TO THE MOON IN PICTURES Does it bother me ? Yeah, it does a little bit, Buzz Aldrin continued. Why ? Because that isnt the way I would have described what this country did with two human beings landing on the moon and then deciding who was going to go out. We did things together as a team. The famous astronaut also recalls his famous steps across the surface of the moon and how he was well aware that the world was watching. Right near the end of our period out there Buzz Aldrin was doing something with the rock boxes -- I knew where the TV camera was, and I jumped up and down and pranced around to demonstrate the mobility that a person has, he said. So I was demonstrating for the people watching on TVintentionally showing them the varieties of kangaroo hop of turning. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT During his sit-down with Cavuto, Buzz Aldrin also recollected the experience of looking back at Earth while on the surface of the Moon. [ You ] look up there, theres the earth. It looks small when its up there. If you look close, you may be able to see the ice over a pole, he said. If you look at your Omega watch, you may be able to tell what time it is in Houston. Buzz Aldrin also talked about the political significance of their mission to the moon, coming as it did duringthe space race with Russia atthe height of the Cold War. APOLLO 11 : THE BOOK THAT LANDED MAN ON THE MOON COULD SELL FOR $ 9 MILLION I do a lot of thinking today -- about somebody who had -- the guts to see that we were being outshone -- outshined in the Cold War by the Soviet Union, and to say, What can we do ?
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Translations for Famous
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- прочут, знаменит, известенBulgarian
- cèlebre, famósCatalan, Valencian
- věhlasný, slavný, proslulýCzech
- bekannt, berühmtGerman
- fameux, célèbreFrench
- ferneamdeWestern Frisian
- allail, cliùiteach, ainmeilScottish Gaelic
- famoso, famosaItalian
- 有名, 名高い, 高名Japanese
- beroemd, alom bekendDutch
- faimos, celebruRomanian
- известный, знаменитыйRussian
- famëmadh, famshëmAlbanian
- känd, berömdSwedish
- ünlü, meşhurTurkish
- nổi tiếng, nổi danhVietnamese
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