- The definition of famous is someone or something that is very well known by a lot of people.
An example of famous is a movie star.
famous definition by Webster's New World
- much talked about; having fame, or celebrity; renowned
- Informal excellent; very good; first-rate
- Archaic notorious
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin famosus ; from fama: see fame
famous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Well or widely known. See Synonyms at noted.
- First-rate; excellent: had a famous time at the party.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin fāmōsus, from fāma, fame; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
- faˈmous·ness noun