noun \ˈfām\

: the condition of being known or recognized by many people

Full Definition of FAME

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


transitive verb

Definition of FAME

archaic :  report, repute
:  to make famous

First Known Use of FAME

14th century


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