Famous meaning

fāməs
Well or widely known.
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First-rate; excellent.

Had a famous time at the party.

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(informal) Excellent; very good; first-rate.
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(archaic) Notorious.
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Much talked about; having fame, or celebrity; renowned.
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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.

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Well known.
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In the public eye.

Some people are only famous within their city.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
famous
Comparative
famousest
Superlative
famousest

Origin of famous

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin fāmōsus from fāma fame bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman famous, from Old French fameus (modern French fameux).

    From Wiktionary