Definition of "fame" []

  • Great renown: a concert violinist of international fame. (noun)
  • Public estimation; reputation: a politician of ill fame. (noun)
  • Archaic Rumor. (noun)
  • To make renowned or famous. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To report to be. (verb-transitive)
  • The state of being widely known or recognized; renown; celebrity (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Rumour or public report (noun)
  • To make known or famous; celebrate (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fame" in a sentence
  • "Whatever is enclosed within marks of parenthesis is also independent of the rest of the sentence; as, I stake my fame (_and I had fame_), my heart, my hope, my soul, upon this cast."
  • "For rumour [the Greek pheme, via fama in Latin, gives us our word fame] is an evil thing; by nature she's a light weight to lift up, yes, but heavy to carry and hard to put down again."
  • "Must be real career boost when your main claim to fame is to be able to mock someone."