What does celebrity mean?

Definitions for celebrity
səˈlɛb rɪ ticelebri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. celebrity, famous personnoun

    a widely known person

    "he was a baseball celebrity"

  2. fame, celebrity, renownnoun

    the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

Wiktionary

  1. celebritynoun

    A rite or ceremony.

  2. celebritynoun

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

  3. celebritynoun

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

  4. Etymology: From French célébrité.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Celebritynoun

    Celebration; fame.

    Etymology: celebritas, Lat.

    The manner of her receiving, and the celebrity of the marriage, were performed with great magnificence. Francis Bacon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebritynoun

    celebration; solemnization

  2. Celebritynoun

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

  3. Celebritynoun

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

  4. 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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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. Sajjan Gohel:

    It created more speculation in the media, in some ways, the nom de guerre of Jihadi John gave this individual a form of notorious celebrity.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    No human is a role model in actual sense or rather logically. These are my reasons. A model is a perfect or ­peculiar representative of a system, an organ or a product. Whereas, a role model itself, is a distinctive model from models. Now, that signifies, a role model should be perfect and peculiar from the crowd or its counterparts. But unfortunately, the reverse is always the case with the so called role models right here or out there. Besides that, every so called role model right here or out there looks up to someone else as his or her own role model too. And that shouldn't be so. Anyway, all I'm saying in essence is this, the so called role models don't deserve to be called role models. Moreover, that infers you've got to be and remain your own model. I mean, always be your own self and stop copying or imitating someone else no matter what happens. Lest you forget, every human is a unique creation i.e. you are God's masterpiece scripture reference (Psalms 139 : 14). Nevertheless, I guess that's a reasonable reason why you should always long to be and remain your own self and not at all any other person or celebrity right here or out there.

  3. Gerardo Naranjo:

    It is her trip to understand that celebrity does not come out of talent in America.

  4. Mark Harvey:

    The question is what happens when a celebrity is trying to persuade on a wedge issue, on something that people are so divided on that they're not going to change their minds, on issues like gun control and abortion ? I think that we're having a moment like that.

  5. The Texas college professor:

    When I couldn’t travel to do my regular research, I started researching Harry — focusing on his art, the ways masculinity has changed in the last decade, celebrity culture and the internet.

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