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fame Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
    celebrity; renown.
  2. noun favorable public reputation

Fame noun
OF. fame, L. fama, fr. fari to speak, akin to Gr. a saying, report, to speak. See Ban, and cf. Fable, Fate, Euphony, Blame.
  1. Public report or rumor.
    The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house. Gen. xlv. 16.
  2. Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.
    I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited. Shak.
    Syn. -- Notoriety; celebrity; renown; reputation.
Fame transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Famed ; present participle & verbal noun Faming
  1. To report widely or honorably.
    The field where thou art famed To have wrought such wonders. Milton.
  2. To make famous or renowned.
    Those Hesperian gardens famed of old. Milton.

Webster 1913