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fame

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noun \ˈfām\

Definition of fame

  1. 1a :  public estimation :  reputationb :  popular acclaim :  renown

  2. 2 archaic :  rumor

Examples of fame in a Sentence

  1. He died at the height of his fame.

  2. The book tells the story of her sudden rise to fame.

  3. He gained fame as an actor.

  4. She went to Hollywood seeking fame and fortune.

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Origin and Etymology of fame

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fama report, fame; akin to Latin fari to speak — more at ban


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fame

verb

Definition of fame

famed

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faming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  report, repute

  3. 2 :  to make famous

Recent Examples of fame from the Web

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First Known Use of fame

14th century



FAME Defined for English Language Learners

fame

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noun

Definition of fame for English Language Learners

  • : the condition of being known or recognized by many people


FAME Defined for Kids

fame

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noun \ˈfām\

Definition of fame for Students

  1. :  the fact or condition of being known or recognized by many people



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