\ ˈfāmd How to pronounce famed (audio) \

Definition of famed

: known widely and well : famous

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of famed in a Sentence

a bowl of the restaurant's famed chili San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge.

Recent Examples on the Web

In 2007 the famed Baroda natural pearls went for $7 million. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 Disney agreed to pay $71 billion for Fox’s famed Hollywood studio and international assets. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Comcast Profit Rises as It Looks Beyond U.S. for Growth," 25 Oct. 2018 The legendary Bobby Jones honed his game there in the 1920s while studying at Harvard, and famed golf architect Donald Ross redesigned the course late in that decade. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, "Restoration has made George Wright and Franklin Park golfing jewels," 3 July 2018 Nicholas’ attorney, famed for representing the likes of Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars, and Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, said his client was released on his own recognizance. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Broadcom co-founder arrested in Las Vegas on drug trafficking charges," 10 Aug. 2018 Kaepernick’s legal team, led by famed defense attorney Mark Geragos, would need to convince the arbitrator in the case that seeking to subpoena Trump and others in his administration is crucial. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Colin Kaepernick's attorneys targeting Donald Trump for possible subpoena in NFL collusion case," 7 June 2018 The clip from the episode starts with Jenner waiting for Kardashian West while sitting at a table full of tiny perfume samples from famed fragrance house Givaudan. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kylie Jenner's First Perfume Is Shaped Like Giant Lips," 1 Apr. 2019 For those of you who have been waiting to splurge on Harry Josh's famed Pro Dryer 2000 or the equally amazing Ultra Light Pro Dryer, now couldn't be a more perfect time to make the move. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Harry Josh’s Famous Blow-Dryer Is on Sale Right Now, and It’s Such a Good Deal," 7 Mar. 2019 Twisting cobblestone streets give this quarter a charming European air, but avoid the overpriced restaurants clustered around the famed Galata Tower. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Three Days In Istanbul," 28 Dec. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'famed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of famed

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about famed

Dictionary Entries near famed








Statistics for famed

Last Updated

21 May 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for famed

The first known use of famed was circa 1533

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for famed



English Language Learners Definition of famed

: known and usually liked by many people


\ ˈfāmd How to pronounce famed (audio) \

Kids Definition of famed

: known widely and well : famous a famed artist

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on famed

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for famed

Spanish Central: Translation of famed

Nglish: Translation of famed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of famed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on famed

What made you want to look up famed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


using a distributed computer network

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!