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This page has 3 definitions of famous in English. Famous is an adjective and verb. Examples of how to use famous in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



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



famous (comparative more famous, superlative most famous)

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

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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.