The definition of famous is someone or something that is very well known by a lot of people.(adjective)
An example of famous is a movie star.
See famous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L famosus < fama: see fame
See famous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin fāmōsus
Origin: , from fāma, fame; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
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