What does famous mean?

Definitions for famous
ˈfeɪ məsfa·mous

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word famous.

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.

  2. famousadjective

    In the public eye.

    Some people are only famous within their city.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Famousadjective

    Etymology: fameux, French; famosus, Latin.

    Henry the fifth, too famous to live long;
    England ne’er lost a king of so much worth. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    There rose up before Moses two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown. Num. xvi. 2.

    She became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her. Ezek. xxiii. 10.

    Pyreius was only famous for counterfeiting all base things; as earthen pitchers, a scullery, rogues together by the ears, and swine tumbling in the mire; whereupon he was sirnamed Rupographus. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    I shall be nam’d among the famousest
    Of women, sung at solemn festivals. John Milton, Agonistes.

    Many, besides myself, have heard our famous Waller own, that he derived the harmony of his numbers from the Godfrey of Bulloign, which was turned into English by Mr. Fairfax. John Dryden, Fables, Dedication.

    Menecrates and Menas, famous pyrates,
    Make the sea serve them. William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra.

Wikipedia

  1. Famous

    Famous is a song by English singer Charli XCX, released as the fourth single from her second studio album, Sucker (2014). A music video for the single was released 23 March 2015.

ChatGPT

  1. famous

    Famous typically refers to being well-known or widely recognized by a large number of people, often due to outstanding achievements, exceptional talent, notable contributions to a field, or high levels of public exposure and popularity.

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

Wikidata

  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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    Song lyrics by famous -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by famous on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FAMOUS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Famous is ranked #76533 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Famous surname appeared 251 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Famous.

    65.7% or 165 total occurrences were White.
    30.2% or 76 total occurrences were Black.

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

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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. Sam Malone, Cheers:

    Not many people know this ... but I happen to be famous.

  2. Gary Arndt:

    Many archeology and paleontology sites are often disappointing, because the things that made them famous have been dug out of the ground and are now in museums. it is by far the most ambitious World Heritage site I've visited.

  3. Robert Benchley:

    It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.

  4. Roman Kaverzin:

    I really like the way he speaks and the changes ... he wants to bring, what really matters is that he is a famous figure in Ukraine. People listen to him.

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability.

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