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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fame  \Fame\,  n.  [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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fame  \Fame\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Famed},;  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fame 
  n  1:  the  state  or  quality  of  being  widely  honored  and  acclaimed 
  [syn:  {celebrity},  {renown}]  [ant:  {infamy}] 
  2:  favorable  public  reputation  [ant:  {infamy}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FAME 
  FORMEX  Applied  to  Multilingualism  in  Europe  (SGML,  Europe) 
 
 




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