from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a way or to an extent that is well known: "his famously neurotic mannerisms [are] lampooned in the novels of Evelyn Waugh” ( James Atlas).
  • adv. With the result of becoming famous: "Frost had famously declared that poetry is what gets lost in translation” ( David Lehman).
  • adv. Excellently; splendidly: We got along famously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. this sense) In a celebrated manner.
  • adv. Indicates that the act, state, or occurrence described by the sentence is famous.
  • adv. Really well, having great rapport

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With renown or celebrity; notoriously.
  • Remarkably well; admirably; capitally: as, he has succeeded famously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a manner or to an extent that is well known
  • adv. extremely well


From famous +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)



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