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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pronunciation: fâm

n. 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.

v. t. 1. To report widely or honorably.

[imp. & p. p. Famed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Faming.]

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.

WordNet Dictionary

Noun 1. fame - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

Synonyms: renown, celebrity


infamy, opprobrium - a state of extreme dishonor; "a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt; "the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"

2. fame - favorable public reputation


infamy - evil fame or public reputation


FORMEX Applied to Multilingualism in Europe (SGML, Europe)

Dream Dictionary

To dream that you have fame, denotes unrealized achievements and disappointed aspirations. It suggests your need to be admired by those around you. To see famous people in your dream, signifies an increase to your prosperity and honour.


FAME is an acronym for fatty acid methyl ester. One way they are created is alkali catalyzed reaction between fats or fatty acids and methanol. The molecules in biodiesel are primarily FAMEs.


Fame is the condition of being known to the general public.

Fame (movie) is a movie from the 1980s.

Fame (television) is a television spin-off from the movie.

Fame (song) is the popular theme song to the television series.

Fame (musical) is also a Broadway musical based on the same theme.

Fame (television, 2003) is also the name of a reality television talent-competition broadcast on NBC as of 2003. The winner of the first season was Harlemm Lee.

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