What does famous mean?

Definitions for famous
ˈfeɪ məsfa·mous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned(adj)

    widely known and esteemed

    "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"

Wiktionary

  1. famous(Adjective)

    Well known.

    Etymology: From famous, from fameus (French: fameux).

  2. famous(Adjective)

    In the public eye.

    Some people are only famous within their city.

    Etymology: From famous, from fameus (French: fameux).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Famous(adj)

    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

Freebase

  1. Famous

    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

  1. Famous

    fā′mus, adj. renowned: noted.—v.t. to make famous.—adv. Fā′mously.—n. Fā′mousness. [O. Fr.,—L. famosusfama.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'famous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1584

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'famous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2436

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'famous' in Adjectives Frequency: #194

How to pronounce famous?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say famous in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of famous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of famous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of famous in a Sentence

  1. Edward Salo:

    This house, to me, tells the story of the Cash family but it tells the story of hundreds of other families who may not have been as famous but still came here looking for a new start.

  2. Will Cuppy:

    Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.

  3. Ivan Sergei:

    I would say that I am not the person to ask about [fame] because I am not 'famous.' But, I would say that the experiences I've had so far haven't been so bad. People look at you differently, and it is weird to see yourself in a magazine. [It's] kinda weird when people recognize you as well. I get a lot of 'Where do I know you from? I know I know you.' But overall, I have some good people around me, and that really helps.

  4. Barb Jerome:

    She's famous! You've got to have your picture taken with someone famous before you die.

  5. Top Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris:

    We all know the minute the decisions go down to our famous and most regarded bureaucrats you see one sign only: stop. They need to have a pusher, and the minister of investment is a pusher.

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