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, renownedadjective

    widely known and esteemed

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

Wiktionary

  1. famousadjective

    Well known.

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

  2. famousadjective

    In the public eye.

    Some people are only famous within their city.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Famousadjective

    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. Cecilia Vega:

    He is one of the most famous faces in the GOP, serving under three Republican presidents, but in his hacked e-mails, Colin Powell calls his own party's nominee ‘ A national disgrace ’ and an ‘ International pariah, ’.

  2. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.

  3. Bryan Atkinson:

    There's the famous 22 pounds of Tannerite, this YETI ain't ready.

  4. Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker:

    We'll celebrate the traditional, unique and world-famous carnival much to everyone's delight like we have always done in Cologne, we have reacted to the events of New Year's Eve with specific measures.

  5. Yorgos Geniatakis:

    We Greeks are famous for our hospitality and we're proud of that, of course Greek people will be happy to see tourists.

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