famous

01. Michael Jordan is probably the most [famous] basketball player in the world.
02. She gained [fame] through her acting career, but many people didn't realize that she was also an excellent athlete.
03. Don Mee's Restaurant is [famous] for its Chinese dim sum lunches.
04. He is a hugely [famous] badminton player in Malaysia, but here in the U.S. no one had any idea who he was.
05. Pelé is perhaps the most [famous] soccer player in the history of the sport.
06. She became [famous] while still in high school after winning a contract with a major record label.
07. Former President Richard Nixon is [infamous] for the Watergate scandal which drove him from office.
08. There is a Tunisian proverb which states that he who wants to be [famous] will have many a sleepless night.
09. Actor Alan Alda once said that it isn't necessary to be rich and [famous] to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
10. One job that actor Brad Pitt held before he became [famous] was that of a costumed chicken for El Pollo Loco restaurant.
11. Sri Lanka achieved international [fame] for its spices during its colonial period.
12. Perhaps the most [famous] and notorious figure to come out of the area now known as the Republic of Georgia is the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.
13. Irish whiskey is world [famous] for its quality and distinctive flavor.

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  • famous — famous, famed, renowned, celebrated, eminent, illustrious are comparable when meaning known far and wide among men. Famous and famed apply chiefly to men, events, and things that are much talked of or are widely or popularly known throughout a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Famous — steht für Almost Famous Film von Cameron Crowe Nathan’s Famous, US Restaurantkette The Famous Five, historische Frauengruppe Famous 5, Originaltitel v. Fünf Freunde für alle Fälle FAMOUS steht für: French American Mid Ocean Undersea Study,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Famous — Album par Puddle of Mudd Sortie 9 octobre 2007 Enregistrement 2007 Durée 38 min 29 s Genre Rock alternatif, post grunge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • famous — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. famous, from O.Fr. fameus (Mod.Fr. fameux), from L. famosus much talked of, renowned, often infamous, notorious, of ill repute, from fama (see FAME (Cf. fame)). A native word for this was O.E. namcuð, lit. name known.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • famous — [fā′məs] adj. [ME < L famosus < fama: see FAME] 1. much talked about; having fame, or celebrity; renowned 2. Informal excellent; very good; first rate 3. Archaic notorious SYN. FAMOUS is applied to persons or things that have received wide… …   English World dictionary

  • famous — I adjective acclaimed, applauded, celeber, celebrated, celebrated in public, conspicuous, distinguished, elevated, eminent, esteemed, exalted, fabled, famed, foremost, glorified, glorious, held in high esteem, highly reputed, holding public… …   Law dictionary

  • famous — [adj] legendary, notable to many acclaimed, applauded, august, brilliant, celebrated, conspicuous, distinguished, elevated, eminent, exalted, excellent, extraordinary, foremost, glorious, grand, great, honored, illustrious, important, imposing,… …   New thesaurus

  • famous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) known about by many people. 2) informal magnificent. DERIVATIVES famously adverb famousness noun. ORIGIN Latin famosus, from fama fame …   English terms dictionary

  • famous — fa|mous W2S2 [ˈfeıməs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: fameus, from Latin fama; FAME] 1.) a) known about by many people in many places ▪ a famous actor ▪ Many famous people have stayed in the hotel. ▪ The Eiffel Tower is a famou …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • famous — adjective 1 known about and talked about by many people in many places: a famous actor (+ for): France is famous for its wine. (+ as): Virginia is famous as the birthplace of several US presidents. | world famous (=famous all over the world): Da… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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