celebrated

adjective cel·e·brat·ed
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of celebrated

: widely known and often referred to
  • a celebrated author

celebratedness

noun

Examples of celebrated in a Sentence

  1. He is one of today's most celebrated young writers.

  2. a celebrated author making an appearance on a talk show

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Origin and Etymology of celebrated

from past participle of celebrate

Synonym Discussion of celebrated

famous, renowned, celebrated, noted, notorious, distinguished, eminent, illustrious mean known far and wide. famous implies little more than the fact of being, sometimes briefly, widely and popularly known.
    • a famous actress
renowned implies more glory and acclamation.
    • one of the most renowned figures in sports history
celebrated implies notice and attention especially in print.
    • the most celebrated beauty of her day
noted suggests well-deserved public attention.
    • the noted mystery writer
notorious frequently adds to famous an implication of questionableness or evil.
    • a notorious gangster
distinguished implies acknowledged excellence or superiority.
    • a distinguished scientist who won the Nobel Prize
eminent implies even greater prominence for outstanding quality or character.
    • the country's most eminent writers
illustrious stresses enduring honor and glory attached to a deed or person.
    • illustrious war heroes

CELEBRATED Defined for English Language Learners

celebrated

adjective

Definition of celebrated for English Language Learners

  • : known and praised by many people


CELEBRATED Defined for Kids

celebrated

adjective cel·e·brat·ed \ ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd \

Definition of celebrated for Students

: widely known and praised
  • a celebrated author


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