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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Famous  \Fa"mous\,  a.  [L.  famosus,  fr  fama  fame:  cf  F.  fameux 
  See  {Fame}.] 
  Celebrated  in  fame  or  public  report;  renowned;  mach  talked 
  of  distinguished  in  story;  --  used  in  either  a  good  or  a  bad 
  sense  chiefly  the  former;  often  followed  by  for  as  famous 
  for  erudition,  for  eloquence,  for  military  skill;  a  famous 
  pirate. 
 
  Famous  for  a  scolding  tongue.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Noted;  remarkable;  signal;  conspicuous;  celebrated; 
  renowned;  illustrious;  eminent;  transcendent;  excellent. 
 
  Usage:  {Famous},  {Renowned},  {Illustrious}.  Famous  is  applied 
  to  a  person  or  thing  widely  spoken  of  as 
  extraordinary;  renowned  is  applied  to  those  who  are 
  named  again  and  again  with  honor;  illustrious,  to 
  those  who  have  dazzled  the  world  by  the  splendor  of 
  their  deeds  or  their  virtues.  See  {Distinguished}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  famous 
  adj  :  widely  known  and  esteemed;  "a  famous  actor";  "a  celebrated 
  musician";  "a  famed  scientist";  "an  illustrious  judge"; 
  "a  notable  historian";  "a  renowned  painter"  [syn:  {celebrated}, 
  {famed},  {far-famed},  {illustrious},  {notable},  {noted}, 
  {renowned}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FAMOUS,  adj  Conspicuously  miserable. 
 
  Done  to  a  turn  on  the  iron,  behold 
  Him  who  to  be  famous  aspired. 
  Content?  Well  his  grill  has  a  plating  of  gold, 
  And  his  twistings  are  greatly  admired. 
  Hassan  Brubuddy 
 
 




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