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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celebrity  \Ce*leb"ri*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Celebrities}.  [L.  celebritas: 
  cf  F.  c['e]l['e]brit['e].] 
  1.  Celebration;  solemnization.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  celebrity  of  the  marriage.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  The  state  or  condition  of  being  celebrated;  fame;  renown; 
  as  the  celebrity  of  Washington. 
 
  An  event  of  great  celebrity  in  the  history  of 
  astronomy.  --Whewell. 
 
  3.  A  person  of  distinction  or  renown;  --  usually  in  the 
  plural;  as  he  is  one  of  the  celebrities  of  the  place 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  celebrity 
  n  1:  a  widely  known  person;  "he  was  a  baseball  celebrity"  [syn:  {famous 
  person}] 
  2:  the  state  or  quality  of  being  widely  honored  and  acclaimed 
  [syn:  {fame},  {renown}]  [ant:  {infamy}] 




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