celebrity

noun ce·leb·ri·ty \ sə-ˈle-brə-tē \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of celebrity

plural celebrities
1 : the state of being celebrated : fame
  • The actress lived a life of celebrity.
2 : a famous or celebrated person
  • Many celebrities attended the awards ceremony.

Examples of celebrity in a Sentence

  1. The actress lived a life of celebrity.

  2. There were many celebrities at the party.

Recent Examples of celebrity from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of celebrity

Middle English celebrite "fame, renown," borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French celebrité, borrowed from Latin celebritāt-, celebritās "busy or crowded conditions, reputation, fame," from celebr-, celeber "much used, frequented, widely known, famed" + -itāt-, -itās -ity — more at celebrate



CELEBRITY Defined for English Language Learners

celebrity

noun

Definition of celebrity for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being famous or celebrated

  • : a person who is famous


CELEBRITY Defined for Kids

celebrity

noun ce·leb·ri·ty \ sə-ˈle-brə-tē \

Definition of celebrity for Students

plural celebrities
1 : fame
2 : a famous person


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