What does celebrity mean?

Definitions for celebrity
səˈlɛb rɪ ticelebri·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word celebrity.

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.

    Etymology: From French célébrité.

  2. celebrity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From French célébrité.

  3. celebrity(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From French célébrité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebrity(noun)

    celebration; solemnization

    Etymology: [L. celebritas: cf. F. clbrit.]

  2. Celebrity(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. celebritas: cf. F. clbrit.]

  3. Celebrity(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. celebritas: cf. F. clbrit.]

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.

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebrity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of celebrity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of celebrity in a Sentence

  1. Editor Curtis Houck:

    It was naturally incumbent on Anderson Cooper as a journalist to ask Bharara and give him a chance to respond, for all of Bharara's celebrity, Schneiderman seemed to be right up there in terms of stardom in the liberal New York legal circles and lawyers to lead the Resistance.

  2. Rafael Olmeda:

    Over the years, untimely celebrity deaths gave rise to my growing amazement that Abe Vigoda was outliving so many people.

  3. Michael Weiss:

    His status has actually taken a beating in the last few months, since he's been outed, he has apparently fled. So he's not quite the celebrity and the spokesman that he used to be.

  4. George Pataki:

    We need a President that all Americans can respect, not a celebrity who uses words like freedom and liberty like they are a punchline in a reality show.

  5. Mila Kunis:

    He was huge because you couldn’t walk down the street with him, he always had this weird (attraction) ... fans just screamed — they didn’t know how to react. It wasn’t like a normal response to a celebrity. The fans responded in a very abnormal way to him.

Images & Illustrations of celebrity

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