Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Widely known; renowned. synonym: famous.

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  • adjective having fame; famous or noted

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  • adjective widely known and esteemed

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Examples

  • Like the many references to fans as "patrons" — a CBS announcer, Jack Whitaker, was famously forced off Masters coverage decades ago by calling them "a mob" — and Nantz anticipating the "coronation" in "famed Butler Cabin."

    Even without Tiger, CBS gets Masterful showing at Augusta

  • The plan sets preservation guidelines for the "historic core" of buildings and open spaces that make up 10.6 acres within famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's 491-acre north Scottsdale campus.

    April 2008

  • The plan sets preservation guidelines for the "historic core" of buildings and open spaces that make up 10.6 acres within famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's 491-acre north Scottsdale campus.

    T-West Preservation Plan OK'd

  • Mr. Chairman and Members of the Empire Club, -- The honour of addressing your Club at one of these luncheons, internationally famed, is an honour that I very highly appreciate, and what I wish to say this afternoon will represent to you certain sincere convictions with which I may not expect you all to coincide, but the earnestness and honesty of which you will be, I know, prepared to admit.

    The Machine in Honest Hands

  • They were going back to what has become known as the famed Hindenburg line or base, which for some time marked the end of the now retirement of the Boche forces on the west front.

    Our Pilots in the Air

  • With certain famed plants he had found on his travels.

    Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert, Formerly Ann Taylor

  • MacDonald said Taylor was already involved in that covert mission, heading what became known as the famed "Canadian Caper," so collecting more detailed intelligence was just a logical step for him.

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  • MacDonald said Taylor was already involved in that covert mission, heading what became known as the famed "Canadian Caper," so collecting more detailed intelligence was just a logical step for him.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The depths of his insanity are explored in famed comic author Brian Azzarello’s story, and after reader Joker, you will not look at the character the same way ever again.

    Comic Quick Picks – March 25th, 2009 « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • “Better than Bresse,” he said, referring to the famed, dark-footed birds of Normandy.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

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