Celebrity Ce*leb"ri*ty, n.; pl. {Celebrities}. [L. celebritas: cf. F. c['e]l['e]brit['e].] 1. Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The celebrity of the marriage. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington. [1913 Webster]

An event of great celebrity in the history of astronomy. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

3. A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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