Definitions for Famous
Here are all the possible meanings 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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
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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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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