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
The term "celebrity memoir" has gotten such a bad name now, but there used to be a little bit of an art form to it.
No one will care if a certain celebrity is pregnant or if someone is doing drugs.
Now, even in the best of times Celebrity Jeopardy is pushing it with the use of the term celebrity, but I must admit to an impure thrill at the thought of Ari Fleischer's return to television.
COOPER: Suzanne, you mentioned the term celebrity for Bo Derek and the bachelors.
Despite sharing their name with the term celebrity journalists apply to anyone who's ever been in television or film, the band Stars has carved out a large following.
Despite sharing their name with the term celebrity journalists apply to anyone who's ever been in television or film, the band
But every once in a while there comes along someone far more deserving of the title celebrity, who just happens to get started on the Internet.
I am a big fan when a celebrity is able to poke fun at themselves.
But the shy aviator matters to "The Guest List" because his celebrity is a measure of "a Manhattan-centric culture's redirecting its admiration from wastrels like the Astors to the achieving parvenu."
Though he hesitates to use the word celebrity, Mr. Robertson says that using his profile to raise awareness for a charity is all part of giving back.