Definition of 'famous'
Video: pronunciation of 'famous'
Example sentences containing 'famous'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
That was where you would expect to see famous names who were worried about exposure. The Sun (2016)It was the first of many famous parties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are now more famous people than there are nurses. The Sun (2016)But can you work out the famous faces from these simple photo clues and captions? The Sun (2017)The rich and famous can get away with heavily inked bodies. The Sun (2016)When it comes to aesthetics, who better to study than famous artists? Smithsonian Mag (2017)THE works of famous artists show early signs of their brain disease, a study has discovered. The Sun (2016)This is a famous place, where no one is really from Washington. Smithsonian Mag (2017)That famous victory put Exeter on the way to the quarter-finals. The Sun (2016)Your new love has a famous name. The Sun (2008)World leaders and famous people come and go. Christianity Today (2000)The traverse east to west across the island is a pilgrimage that many famous geologists have made. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Who is your most famous celebrity fan? The Sun (2013)Who is the most famous graffiti artist at the moment? Times, Sunday Times (2008)So why not join these famous faces and let your lighter side out? The Sun (2013)Luck takes you to a place with a famous history. The Sun (2011)People used to be famous for something. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Once we aspired to be rich and famous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)New love has a famous family name. The Sun (2011)Which four famous people make up this face? The Sun (2014)He flew in many of the famous campaigns of the war. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He is the most famous celebrity in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This artist was famous for his long curls and clipped beard. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Who is the most famous person you have cooked for? The Sun (2014)Lampedusa is famous as the place where stories finish. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Also think about if you want a famous brand or something a bit less well known. The Sun (2011)In the same year a number of highly famous and rich young men formed a trade union. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)F1 is set to lose much more than just famous names. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Have you got many famous numbers saved in your phone? The Sun (2015)Photographers lurk, waiting for a famous face. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Within seconds, the celebrity and his famous partner were named across social media. The Sun (2016)Any chance of a famous cup victory, though, was snuffed out two minutes from time. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'famous'
Very Common. famous is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'famous'
British English: famous /ˈfeɪməs/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is famous is very well known.
...the country's most famous artist.
- American English: famous
- Arabic: مَشْهُور
- Brazilian Portuguese: famoso
- Chinese: 著名的
- Croatian: slavan
- Czech: proslulý
- Danish: berømt
- Dutch: beroemd
- European Spanish: famoso
- Finnish: kuuluisa
- French: célèbre
- German: berühmt
- Greek: διάσημος
- Italian: famoso
- Japanese: 有名な
- Korean: 유명한
- Norwegian: berømt
- Polish: sławny
- European Portuguese: famoso
- Romanian: faimos
- Russian: известный
- Spanish: famoso
- Swedish: känd
- Thai: มีชื่อเสียง
- Turkish: ünlü
- Ukrainian: знаменитий
- Vietnamese: nổi tiếng
Definition of famous from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.