Definition of fame in English:


Syllabification: fame
Pronunciation: /fām


The condition of being known or talked about by many people, especially on account of notable achievements: winning the Olympic title has brought her fame and fortune
More example sentences
  • Despite the fame and the globetrotting, the couple's domestic existence is reassuringly familiar.
  • She is enjoying the fame, and the increase in attention hasn't impinged too badly on her time.
  • But eventually the fame had become too much, and I believe he had turned to drugs to escape.
note, distinction, esteem, importance, account, consequence, greatness, eminence, prestige, stature, repute;
notoriety, infamy


Middle English (also in the sense 'reputation', which survives in the phrase house of ill fame): via Old French from Latin fama.


fifteen minutes of fame

of —— fame

Having a particular famous association; famous for having or being ——: the Cariboo country of gold rush fame
More example sentences
  • Mojave Aerospace Ventures is funded by one of the most famous names in the computer world, Paul Allen of Microsoft fame.
  • The show was screened around the world and starred David Schwimmer of Friends fame and British actor Damian Lewis.
  • After their huge success on the TV show Reborn in the USA, Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet fame and Peter Cox, with his band Go West, are joining together to embark on a national tour.

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