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Definition of Famous


  1. 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 for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate.

Famous Quotations

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred Allen

I'm more interested in being good than being famous.
Annie Leibovitz

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
Bill Murray
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Famous Translations

famous in Afrikaans is beroemd
famous in Dutch is beroemd, befaamd, alom bekend
famous in Italian is famoso, famoso
famous in Latin is celebrer, inclutus inclitus, clarus, praeclarus
famous in Portuguese is famoso
famous in Spanish is famoso, afamado, afamado
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