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fame

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noun \ˈfām\

Simple Definition of fame

  • : the condition of being known or recognized by many people

Full Definition of fame

  1. 1 a :  public estimation :  reputation b :  popular acclaim :  renown

  2. 2 archaic :  rumor

Examples of fame

  1. He died at the height of his fame.

  2. The book tells the story of her sudden rise to fame.

  3. He gained fame as an actor.

  4. She went to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune.



Origin of fame

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fama report, fame; akin to Latin fari to speak — more at ban


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with fame


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fame

verb

Definition of fame

famedfam·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  report, repute

  3. 2 :  to make famous



14th Century

First Known Use of fame

14th century



FAME Defined for Kids

fame

play
noun \ˈfām\

Definition of fame

  1. :  the fact or condition of being known or recognized by many people





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