English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English famous, from Anglo-Norman famous, from Latin fāmōsus. Displaced native Old English hlīsful.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪməs/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪməs

Adjective edit

famous (comparative more famous or famouser, superlative most famous or famousest)

  1. Well known.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:famous
  2. In the public eye.
    Some people are only famous within their city.

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Verb edit

famous (third-person singular simple present famouses, present participle famousing, simple past and past participle famoused)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To make famous; to bring renown to.