Translation: from spanish

famous person

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  • famous person — noun a widely known person he was a baseball celebrity • Syn: ↑celebrity • Hypernyms: ↑important person, ↑influential person, ↑personage • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • famous — fa•mous [[t]ˈfeɪ məs[/t]] adj. 1) having a widespread reputation; renowned; celebrated 2) inf first rate; excellent • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < AF < L fāmōsus. See fame, ous fa′mous•ness, n. syn: famous, celebrated, renowned, notorious… …   From formal English to slang

  • famous — fa|mous W2S2 [ˈfeıməs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: fameus, from Latin fama; FAME] 1.) a) known about by many people in many places ▪ a famous actor ▪ Many famous people have stayed in the hotel. ▪ The Eiffel Tower is a famou …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • famous —    The word has its origin in a root element found in Latin fari, to speak. A famous person is thus one that people speak about. The same element lies behind English fable (a story that people say) and fate (what the gods say or predict) …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Famous for being famous — Famous for being famous, in popular culture terminology, refers to someone who attains celebrity status for no particular identifiable reason, or who achieves fame through association with a celebrity.[1] The term is a pejorative, suggesting that …   Wikipedia

  • Famous Blue Raincoat — is a song by Leonard Cohen. It appears on his third album, Songs of Love and Hate , released 1971. Judy Collins also recorded it during her 1970 concert tour.ummaryThe song is written in the form of a letter, and tells the story of a three sided… …   Wikipedia

  • Famous — Fa mous, a. [L. famosus, fr. fama fame: cf. F. fameux. See {Fame}.] Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for; as, famous …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Famous Monsters of Filmland — was a genre specific film magazine started in 1958 by publisher James Warren (see Warren Publishing) and editor Forrest J Ackerman. Magazine History (1958–1983) Famous Monsters of Filmland (which quickly became known to fans as simply FMFact|date …   Wikipedia

  • Famous Five — Denkmal in Calgary der Famous Five. Eine identische Statue befindet sich auf dem Parliament Hill in Kanadas Hauptstadt Ottawa The Famous Five (deutsch: die berühmten Fünf) waren fünf Frauen, die 1927 den Supreme Court of Canada und später das… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • famous */*/*/ — UK [ˈfeɪməs] / US adjective Other ways of saying famous: well known fairly famous: a well known local reporter legendary very famous and greatly admired: Laurel and Hardy, the legendary comedy duo eminent famous, and respected for their… …   English dictionary

  • famous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sb/sth ▪ The school was made famous by its association with Charles Dickens. ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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