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Definition of "famous" []

  • Well or widely known. See Synonyms at noted. (adjective)
  • First-rate; excellent: had a famous time at the party. (adjective)

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 "famous" in a sentence
  • "This mortal combat ­between Communism and liberal democracy produced a vast literature, some books famous in their day, some ­famous still."
  • "England that his progenitors, that is to say, the Kings of England who had preceded him, were famous -- mark the word -- "_famous_ for the"
  • "Since Prince owns the rights to the name "the Time," the Minneapolis men who made the moniker famous were forced to use a different appellation for this year's album, "Condensate.""