much talked about or widely known; famous; renowned (for something)
Origin of famedpast participle of fame
Widely known; renowned. See Synonyms at famous.
Variant of fame
- 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