Hall of Fame

noun phrase

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
Hall of Famer noun phrase

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 29 Nov. 2022.

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