- 1known about by many people
- 2well-known for some quality or achievement
Using famous: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "famous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
He became famous for his invention.
The city is famous for its beautiful beaches.
She is a famous actress.
This painting is by a famous artist.
famous Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with famous
known throughout the world
The band is world-famous for their hit songs.
well-known for a bad quality or deed
The criminal was infamous for his violent crimes.
He said he would finish the project on time, but those were famous last words.
Origins of famous
from Latin 'famosus', meaning 'renowned, famous'
Summary: famous in Brief
The term 'famous' [ˈfeɪməs] refers to something or someone that is widely known or recognized, often for a quality or achievement. It can be used to describe people, places, things, and ideas, as in 'This painting is by a famous artist.' 'Famous' has synonyms like 'renowned' and 'distinguished,' and antonyms like 'unknown' and 'obscure.' Phrases like 'world-famous' and 'infamous' extend its meaning.