from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A famous person.
- n. Renown; fame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Celebration; solemnization.
- n. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown.
- n. A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; distinction: as, the celebrity of George Washington; the celebrity of Homer or of the Iliad.
- n. A celebrated person or (very rarely) thing: as, a celebrity at the bar or in the church; what are the celebrities of this town?
- n. Celebration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a widely known person
- n. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
Middle English celebrite, fame, from Old French, from Latin celebritās, from celeber, celebr-, famous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French célébrité. (Wiktionary)