- Fame is defined as being well known, talked about or having celebrity status.
An example of a person with fame is Kim Kardashian.
- Rare, Archaic public report; rumor
- reputation, esp. good reputation
- the state of being well known or much talked about; renown; celebrity
Origin of fameMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fama, fame, reputation, akin to fari, to speak ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhā-, to speak from source ban, boon, Classical Greek phēmē, utterance, report
- a. The state of being widely known, recognized, or of great popular interest: a singer of international fame.b. Public estimation; reputation: a politician of ill fame.
- Archaic Rumor.
transitive verbfamed famed, fam·ing, fames
- To make renowned or famous.
- Archaic To report to be: “The fancy cannot cheat so well / As she is famed to do” (John Keats).
Origin of fameMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin fāma; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present fames, present participle faming, simple past and past participle famed)
- To make (someone or something) famous.
From Middle English, from Old French fame (“celebrity, renown”), from Latin fāma (“talk, rumor, report, reputation”), from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂meh₂-, from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂- (“to speak, say, tell”). Cognate with Ancient Greek φήμη (phēmē, “talk”). Related also to Latin for (“speak, say”, verb), Old English bōian (“to boast”), Old English bēn (“prayer, request”), Old English bannan (“to summon, command, proclaim”). More at ban.