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fame

Noun

1 the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed [syn: celebrity, renown] [ant: infamy]
2 favorable public reputation [ant: infamy]

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English

Etymology

From fama ‘talk, rumor, report, reputation’, from φήμη (phḗmē) ‘talk’, from Proto-Indo-European *bheH₂-mā-, from *bheH₂- ‘to speak’.

Pronunciation

  • /feɪm/, /feIm/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪm

Noun

  1. What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
    • 1667, There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long / Intended to create, and therein plant / A generation, whom his choice regard / Should favour — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 651-4
  2. The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.

Derived terms

Translations

state of being famous

Verb

  1. to make (someone or something) famous

Related terms

Italian

Noun

  1. hunger
    Ho fame. - I'm hungry.

Noun

fame
  1. Plural of fama

Extensive Definition

Fame or Famous may refer to: FAME can also be an abbreviation for:

See also

  • Pheme, a figure in mythology
fame in German: Fame
fame in French: Fame
fame in Dutch: Fame
fame in Polish: Fame
fame in Portuguese: Fame (desambiguação)
fame in Simple English: Fame
fame in Swedish: Fame

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