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  • 1 famous — famous, famed, renowned, celebrated, eminent, illustrious are comparable when meaning known far and wide among men. Famous and famed apply chiefly to men, events, and things that are much talked of or are widely or popularly known throughout a… …

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  • 2 Famous — Fa mous, a. [L. famosus, fr. fama fame: cf. F. fameux. See {Fame}.] Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Famous — steht für Almost Famous Film von Cameron Crowe Nathan’s Famous, US Restaurantkette The Famous Five, historische Frauengruppe Famous 5, Originaltitel v. Fünf Freunde für alle Fälle FAMOUS steht für: French American Mid Ocean Undersea Study,… …

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  • 4 Famous — Album par Puddle of Mudd Sortie 9 octobre 2007 Enregistrement 2007 Durée 38 min 29 s Genre Rock alternatif, post grunge …

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  • 5 famous — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. famous, from O.Fr. fameus (Mod.Fr. fameux), from L. famosus much talked of, renowned, often infamous, notorious, of ill repute, from fama (see FAME (Cf. fame)). A native word for this was O.E. namcuð, lit. name known.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 famous — [fā′məs] adj. [ME < L famosus < fama: see FAME] 1. much talked about; having fame, or celebrity; renowned 2. Informal excellent; very good; first rate 3. Archaic notorious SYN. FAMOUS is applied to persons or things that have received wide… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 famous — I adjective acclaimed, applauded, celeber, celebrated, celebrated in public, conspicuous, distinguished, elevated, eminent, esteemed, exalted, fabled, famed, foremost, glorified, glorious, held in high esteem, highly reputed, holding public… …

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  • 8 famous — [adj] legendary, notable to many acclaimed, applauded, august, brilliant, celebrated, conspicuous, distinguished, elevated, eminent, exalted, excellent, extraordinary, foremost, glorious, grand, great, honored, illustrious, important, imposing,… …

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  • 9 famous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) known about by many people. 2) informal magnificent. DERIVATIVES famously adverb famousness noun. ORIGIN Latin famosus, from fama fame …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 famous — fa|mous W2S2 [ˈfeıməs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: fameus, from Latin fama; FAME] 1.) a) known about by many people in many places ▪ a famous actor ▪ Many famous people have stayed in the hotel. ▪ The Eiffel Tower is a famou …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 famous — adjective 1 known about and talked about by many people in many places: a famous actor (+ for): France is famous for its wine. (+ as): Virginia is famous as the birthplace of several US presidents. | world famous (=famous all over the world): Da… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 famous */*/*/ — UK [ˈfeɪməs] / US adjective Other ways of saying famous: well known fairly famous: a well known local reporter legendary very famous and greatly admired: Laurel and Hardy, the legendary comedy duo eminent famous, and respected for their… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 famous — 01. Michael Jordan is probably the most [famous] basketball player in the world. 02. She gained [fame] through her acting career, but many people didn t realize that she was also an excellent athlete. 03. Don Mee s Restaurant is [famous] for its… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 famous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sb/sth ▪ The school was made famous by its association with Charles Dickens. ADVERB ▪ …

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  • 15 famous — fa|mous [ feıməs ] adjective *** 1. ) if someone or something is famous, a lot of people know their name or have heard about them: He dreamed of becoming a famous actor. famous for: The town of Gouda is famous for its cheese. Alexander Fleming,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 famous*/*/*/ — [ˈfeɪməs] adj if someone or something is famous, a lot of people know their name or have heard about them He dreamed of becoming a famous footballer.[/ex] The town of Gouda is famous for its cheese.[/ex] She became famous as a teacher and a… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 famous — adj. 1) famous as (he is famous as an actor) 2) famous for (the city is famous for its museums) * * * [ feɪməs] famous as (he is famous as an actor) famous for (the city is famous for its museums) …

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  • 18 Famous 5 — Seriendaten Deutscher Titel: Fünf Freunde für alle Fälle Originaltitel: Famous 5: On the Case Produktionsland: Frankreich, England Produktionsjahr(e): seit 2008 Produzent: Laura Clunie …

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  • 19 famous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin famosus, from fama fame Date: 14th century 1. a. widely known b. honored for achievement 2. excellent, first rate < famous weather for a walk > • famousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 famous — famously, adv. famousness, n. /fay meuhs/, adj. 1. having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated: a famous writer. 2. Informal. first rate; excellent: The singer gave a famous performance. 3. notorious (used… …

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