American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Great renown: a concert violinist of international fame.
- n. Public estimation; reputation: a politician of ill fame.
- n. Archaic Rumor.
- v. To make renowned or famous.
- v. Archaic To report to be.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A public report or rumor.
- n. Report or opinion widely diffused; renown; notoriety; celebrity, favorable or unfavorable, but especially the former; reputation: as, the fame of Washington; literary fame: rarely used in the plural.
- To report.
- To make famous.
- To defame.
- To famish.
- n. rare What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
- n. The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.
- v. transitive to make (someone or something) famous
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Public report or rumor.
- n. Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable.
- v. To report widely or honorably.
- v. To make famous or renowned.
- n. favorable public reputation
- n. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
- From Middle English, from Old French fame ("celebrity, renown"), from Latin fāma ("talk, rumor, report, reputation"), from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂meh₂-, from Proto-Indo-European *bheh₂- (“to speak, say, tell”). Cognate with Ancient Greek φήμη (phēmē, "talk"). Related also to Latin for ("speak, say", v), Old English bōian ("to boast"), Old English bēn ("prayer, request"), Old English bannan ("to summon, command, proclaim"). More at ban. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fāma; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Whatever is enclosed within marks of parenthesis is also independent of the rest of the sentence; as, I stake my fame (_and I had fame_), my heart, my hope, my soul, upon this cast.”
“For rumour [the Greek pheme, via fama in Latin, gives us our word fame] is an evil thing; by nature she's a light weight to lift up, yes, but heavy to carry and hard to put down again.”
“Must be real career boost when your main claim to fame is to be able to mock someone.”
“His other claim to fame is to have steered the Orwellian Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill onto the Statute Book, a bill that would, in its unamended state, have allowed the Government to make laws without having to bother with the tedious business of Parliament approval.”
“I am going to make you famous, not that your fame is any less without my help.”
“For that more lasting success which we call fame other qualities are needed, such qualities as imagination, fancy, and magic and force in the use of words.”
“Her 15 minutes of "fame" is over and she has milked it for all it is worth.”
“It's a free country and I certainly don't begrudge Mr. Coursey the right to make money in any way he sees fit, but (and I'm being charitable here) I'm not sure his "fame" is a good fit for his business model.”
“Hey, the guy's claim to fame is that he was the economic development brains behind Vera Katz -- what were you expecting?”
“In any case, John goes on to say that the best literal translation of postera crescam laude (taking into account the recens which follows laude) would appear to be: “I will continue to grow in fame hereafter, ever new.””
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fame’.
Movies or TV shows where the titles are also common words, generally one-word titles.
Unabashedly stolen from a comment made by courier12.
I'd like to make a long s list--I'm especially interested in words where the long s has been mistaken for a miniscule f.
Inspired by comments on the word fuch.
Things that are instant.
Very basic words for ESL students.
by Emma Lazarus, 1883.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
i lift my lamp be..., tempest-tost, homeless, your teeming shore, wretched refuse, yearning to breat..., your huddled masses, give me your tired, silent, storied pomp, ancient lands, twin cities and 19 more...
Looking for tweets for fame.