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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)

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.

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."