fame, celebrity, renown

(noun) the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed


(noun) favorable public reputation

Source: WordNet® 3.1



fame (usually uncountable, plural fames)

(now, rare) What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.

One's reputation.

The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.

Antonyms: obscurity, unknownness


fame (third-person singular simple present fames, present participle faming, simple past and past participle famed)

(transitive) to make (someone or something) famous


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Source: Wiktionary

Fame, n. Etym: [OF. fame, L. fama, fr. fari to speak, akin to Gr. Ban, and cf. Fable, Fate, Euphony, Blame.]

1. Public report or rumor. The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house. Gen. xlv. 16.

2. Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington. I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited. Shak.


– Notoriety; celebrity; renown; reputation.

Fame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Famed,; p. pr. & vb. n. Faming.]

1. To report widely or honorably. The field where thou art famed To have wrought such wonders. Milton.

2. To make famous or renowned. Those Hesperian gardens famed of old. Milton.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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