\ ˈfāmd How to pronounce famed (audio) \

Definition of famed

: known widely and well : famous

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Examples of famed in a Sentence

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

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It's helmed by famed local chef Adam Dorris, who boasts an extensive executive-chef resume in Houston, including posts at now-defunct Pax Americana, as well as the Heights' Revival Market. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants that recently opened in your neighborhood, July 2019," 11 July 2019 In the photo, shot by famed photographer Gilles Bensimon, Culpo poses topless in a sheer robe wearing nothing but a pair of beige, lace panties. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Olivia Culpo Poses Nude for Maxim's Hot 100 Issue: 'It Still Doesn't Feel Real!'," 11 June 2019 Saint Laurent officially debuted the campaign, shot by famed photographer David Sims, in a series of Instagram posts on May 27, and the legendary fashion line and the young actor are a match made in style heaven. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard Stars In The Latest Yves Saint Laurent Campaign," 28 May 2019 Brother Warren is a film producer, sister Sophie is a photographer, mother Grethe Holby is a new opera pioneer, and father Warren is a famed photographer. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Ansel Elgort's Girlfriend Violetta Komyshan: Everything We Know," 10 Jan. 2019 In a city famed for its skyscrapers, some expressed concerns about tall buildings moving in the wind. John Lyons, WSJ, "Typhoon Mangkhut Leaves Trail of Destruction, Dozens Dead," 16 Sep. 2018 Studying under famed photographer Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park at age 19 sparked a passion in Decker for the park system, which has inspired his creative work ever since. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Why Rob Decker is on a mission to photograph every National Park," 21 July 2018 Genealogical investigation uncovers 10 heirs of famed Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Emanuel hits Rauner over Supreme Court decision, gets hit by Chicago Teachers Union," 28 June 2018 Wright’s vision began with an opera house and ended with an incredibly ambitious concept, repeatedly geometrically referencing the spiral of the Great Mosque of Samarra and the famed round city of Baghdad from the days of the Abbasid Caliphate. Darran Anderson, The Atlantic, "The Cities That Never Existed," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of famed

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of famed

: known and usually liked by many people


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Kids Definition of famed

: known widely and well : famous a famed artist

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