Hall of Fame

noun phrase

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

Examples of Hall of Fame in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cain was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame a year ago and first baseman Eric Hosmer will be enshrined Sunday. Pete Grathoff, Kansas City Star, 14 May 2024 According to Billboard, Keith is set to be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 14 May 2024 In 2020, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honored her for her contributions to the industry by selecting her as the subject of the annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum. Chris Willman, Variety, 14 May 2024 The following year, the Wilson sisters were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alongside their original bandmates — guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, keyboardist Howard Leese, and drummer Michael DeRosier — who played with them that night for the first time in decades. Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 Keith, who is set to be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, died on Feb. 5, 2024, at age 62, following a battle with stomach cancer. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 13 May 2024 Growing up in Connecticut, Johnson was a fan of Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson and often wore No. 21 as a tribute. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 Visiting Metro Market in Shorewood will feel a lot more legendary on Saturday, May 18, when NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice will visit the store to promote his energy drink that recently became available in Wisconsin. Claudia Levens, Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2024 During your stay, be sure to check off all of the classic Newport activities: Go sailing, explore the 3.5-mile scenic Cliff Walk, and visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024

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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 23 May. 2024.

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