\ ˈfāmd \

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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Be sure to hit the famed Phoenicia Diner for some legendary pancakes. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 The intimates line debuted with Brazilian Olympian Tom Hintnaus posing in briefs for famed photographer Bruce Weber; Calvin Klein intimates really exploded in the ’90s, after Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss shot a racy commercial for the line. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "The Calvin Klein brand hired big-name fashion designer Raf Simons to build relevancy. Now he’s out.," 27 Dec. 2018 In 1949, Marcel Breuer, the famed Bauhaus architect, designed a model home for an exhibition at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art that focused on modern architecture and the rise of suburban living. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Marcel Breuer’s 1950 Lauck House restored to its original glory," 21 Dec. 2018 Since the majority of these homes were built in California (famed developer Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 Mid-Century Modern homes in the state alone), encouraging indoor-outdoor living made sense. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This Is Why Millennials Love Mid-Century Modern Homes So Much," 7 Dec. 2018 Design details throughout—from the artwork to the stitching of the upholstery—celebrate the city’s famed automobile-racing culture. Allie Weiss, ELLE Decor, "5 Midcentury-Modern Landmarks You Need to See in the Midwest," 6 Dec. 2018 Photo: Ed Alcock / M.Y.O.P. for The Wall Street Journal Ms. Damas grew up in Paris’s 11th arrondissement, and her father, the chef and restaurateur Philippe Damas, owned the famed Le Square Trousseau restaurant. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Jeanne Damas Offers French Chic for the Instagram Age," 7 Sep. 2018 The 72nd annual Tony Awards will take place Sunday, June 10 (at 8:00 p.m. ET), and broadcast live from New York City’s famed Radio City Music Hall on CBS. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Tonys — Including How to Watch and Who's Nominated," 7 June 2018 That could cut queues, and is an inadvertent throwback to those glamour days—Boeing's famed Clipper also had onboard urinals. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Bunkbeds in the Cargo Hold Trumpet a New Golden Age of Flying," 19 Apr. 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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