Hall of Fame

noun phrase

Definition of Hall of Fame

1 : a structure housing memorials to famous or illustrious individuals usually chosen by a group of electors
2 : a group of individuals in a particular category (such as a sport) who have been selected as particularly illustrious

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Hall of Famer \ -​ˈfā-​mər How to pronounce Hall of Famer (audio) \ noun phrase

First Known Use of Hall of Fame

circa 1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Hall of Fame was circa 1853

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“Hall of Fame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hall%20of%20Fame. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Hall of Fame

chiefly US : a place that is like a museum with exhibits honoring the famous people and events related to a particular activity (such as a sport) also : the group of people who are honored in such a place

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