What does famously mean?

Definitions for famously
ˈfeɪ məs lifa·mous·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. famouslyadverb

    in a manner or to an extent that is well known

    "in his famously anecdotal style"

  2. excellently, magnificently, splendidly, famouslyadverb

    extremely well

    "he did splendidly in the exam"; "we got along famously"


  1. famouslyadverb

    In a celebrated manner.

  2. famouslyadverb

    Category:English sentence adverbs

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Famouslyadverb

    With great renown; with great celebration.

    Etymology: from famous.

    Then this land was famously enriched
    With politick grave counsel; then the king
    Had virtuous uncles to protect his grace. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    They looked on the particulars as things famously spoken of, and believed, and worthy to be recorded and read. Nehemiah Grew, Cos.


  1. famously

    Famously is an adverb that signifies something that is clearly known, recognized or well-renowned by many people for a certain characteristic or incident. It can refer to actions or occurrences that are widely acclaimed or celebrated, or notorious for a significant reason.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Famouslyadverb

    in a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of famously in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of famously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of famously in a Sentence

  1. Jimmy Kimmel:

    I mean, you've so famously and so powerfully said George( W.) Bush doesn't care about black people, it makes me wonder, what makes you think that President Donald Trump does... or any people at all ?

  2. Christine Brennan:

    We know that there's quite a history to it. Think of John McEnroe, think of Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi. These men all berated chair umpires, famously so. Commercials have been made. John McEnroe has done,' you can't be serious' and all the other tirades, top of John McEnroe lungs over the years and none of them received a game penalty, would he( umpire) have done that with a man ? History has said, no. He would not have done that with a man.

  3. Alex Gibney:

    But famously, The Dynamizer never allowed anybody to look inside the box and made a fortune until, sadly, somebody died as a result of a misdiagnosis based on The Dynamizer device. And The Dynamizer was shut down. So that was interesting, did Elizabeth go trolling for prior inventors ? I don't know.

  4. Dan Patterson:

    Missouri protects the right to open carry a firearm, but that right does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner, endangering other citizens, as Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes famously explained,' The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man... falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic.'.

  5. Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri:

    He can come on with a relatively genteel persona that is calm, or he can come in very aggressive and be aggressive in a way that you would not normally see a presidential, you know Republican nominee behave and so we're preparing for either one. Fox News can confirm that two of the most experienced debate strategists – D.C. lawyer Karen Dunn and former Al Gore aide Ron Klain -- have been overseeing the Westchester County debate prep. Dunn famously told President Obama to punch Mitt Romney in the mouth after a lackluster debate performance in 2012. The Clinton campaign and surrogates meanwhile are trying to get under Trump’s skin by circulating a 19-page list of Trump’s.

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