adjective cel·e·brat·ed

: known and praised by many people

Full Definition of CELEBRATED

:  widely known and often referred to <a celebrated author>
cel·e·brat·ed·ness noun

Examples of CELEBRATED

  1. He is one of today's most celebrated young writers.
  2. <a celebrated author making an appearance on a talk show>

First Known Use of CELEBRATED


Synonym Discussion of CELEBRATED

famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, notorious, distinguished, eminent, illustrious mean known far and wide. famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known <a famous actress>. renowned implies more glory and acclamation <one of the most renowned figures in sports history>. celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print <the most celebrated beauty of her day>. noted suggests well-deserved public attention <the noted mystery writer>. notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil <a notorious gangster>. distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority <a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize>. eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character <the country's most eminent writers>. illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person <illustrious war heroes>.
CELEBRATED Defined for Kids


adjective cel·e·brat·ed \ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd\

Definition of CELEBRATED for Kids

:  widely known and praised <a celebrated author>


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