An example of a person with fame is Kim Kardashian.
- Rare, Archaic public report; rumor
- reputation, esp. good reputation
- the state of being widely 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 bh?-, to speak from source ban, boon, Classical Greek ph?m?, utterance, report
transitive verbfamed, fam′ing
- a. The state of being widely known, widely recognized, or of great popular interest: a singer of international fame.b. Public estimation; reputation: a politician of ill fame.
- Archaic Rumor.
transitive verbfamed, 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.