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.

    Etymology: From French célébrité.

  2. celebritynoun

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

    Etymology: From French célébrité.

  3. celebritynoun

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

    Etymology: From French célébrité.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Celebritynoun

    celebration; solemnization

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

  2. Celebritynoun

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

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

  3. Celebritynoun

    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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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. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    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.

  2. John Ayers:

    Typically, public health uses top-down strategies. The most effective messages are believed to come from the experts, 'from the top.' The people who know the most about the subject, the people who are paid to sit around and think about the subject, it turns out, though, that if you look at the Sheen effect and if you look at these other examples of organic media events ... that's not the case. These messages, they come from the bottom; they come from ordinary people. People who aren't health experts. Sheen might be a celebrity, but he's not a health expert. Angelina Jolie is not a health expert.

  3. Frankie Lagana:

    There's now going to be a fire under my butt to work so much harder in creating YouTube videos, there's a difference in having a presence on TikTok compared to having a presence on YouTube. ... All these YouTubers they're actually real-life celebrities. On TikTok, it's kind of like you're a TikTok celebrity.

  4. Antone Melton-Meaux:

    We don't need another celebrity. We don't need dividers. We need people that are going to work and unite us to challenge and take hold of these problems that we face as a community.

  5. Dave Chappelle:

    Does it matter about celebrity ? No, this is the streets talking for themselves. They don't need me right now.

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