Fa·mous a. 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 for erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a famous pirate.
Famous for a scolding tongue. --Shak.
Syn: -- Noted; remarkable; signal; conspicuous; celebrated; renowned; illustrious; eminent; transcendent; excellent.
Usage: -- Famous, Renowned, Illustrious. Famous is applied to a person or thing widely spoken of as extraordinary; renowned is applied to those who are named again and again with honor; illustrious, to those who have dazzled the world by the splendor of their deeds or their virtues. See Distinguished.
adj : widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated
musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge";
"a notable historian"; "a renowned painter" [syn: celebrated,
famed, far-famed, illustrious, notable, noted,