AskDefine | Define famous

Dictionary Definition

famous adj : widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter" [syn: celebrated, famed, far-famed, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned]

User Contributed Dictionary



From famous, from fameus (French: fameux).



  1. Well known.
  2. In the public eye.

Related terms


well known
in the public eye
  • French: célèbre
  • German: bekannt

Extensive Definition

Fame or Famous may refer to: FAME can also be an abbreviation for:

See also

  • Pheme, a figure in mythology
famous in German: Fame
famous in French: Fame
famous in Dutch: Fame
famous in Polish: Fame
famous in Portuguese: Fame (desambiguação)
famous in Simple English: Fame
famous in Swedish: Fame

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