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Meaning of FAMOUS

Pronunciation:  'feymus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter"
 

FAMOUS is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: celebrated, famed, far-famed, illustrious, known, notable, noted, renowned
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fa"mous\, a. [L. famosus, fr. fama fame: cf. F. fameux.
See {Fame}.]
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.

      Famous for a scolding tongue.            --Shak.

Syn: Noted; remarkable; signal; conspicuous; celebrated;
     renowned; illustrious; eminent; transcendent; excellent.

Usage: {Famous}, {Renowned}, {Illustrious}. Famous is applied
       to a person or thing widely spoken of as
       extraordinary; renowned is applied to those who are
       named again and again with honor; illustrious, to
       those who have dazzled the world by the splendor of
       their deeds or their virtues. See {Distinguished}.

 
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