Fame Fame (f[=a]m), n. [OF. fame, L. fama, fr. fari to speak, akin to Gr. ???? a saying, report, fa`nai to speak. See {Ban}, and cf. {Fable}, {Fate}, {Euphony}, {Blame}.] 1. Public report or rumor. [1913 Webster]

The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house. --Gen. xlv. 16. [1913 Webster]

2. Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington. [1913 Webster]

I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited. --Shak.

Syn: Notoriety; celebrity; renown; reputation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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