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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Jill Biden:

    I wish I could say something that would ease the pain of the families and of the church but I know from experience -- and I was reminded of it again 29 days ago -- that no words can mend a broken heart. No music can fill the gaping void ... at least in my experience only faith. Only faith, sometimes even faith leaves you just for a second. Sometimes you doubt. There's a famous expression that says faith sees best in the dark. For the nine families, this is a very dark, dark time.

  2. James Walker:

    We are thrilled to connect with Impossible Foods to bring our customers a plant-based option that tastes incredible, we expect this menu item will bring plant-based consumers the flavor of New York through Nathan’s Famous ingredients coupled with Impossible’s delicious burger.

  3. Andy Warhol:

    In the future everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.

  4. Gloria Allred:

    You're talking about someone rich, powerful and famous ... they didn't think they'd be believed.

  5. Kim Su-Kyung:

    I heard (on TV) that this barista draws these kinds of famous paintings. I think he has very talented hands.

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. disguise
    • B. temptation
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. intelligence

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