Ce·leb·ri·ty n.; pl. Celebrities
1. Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.]
The celebrity of the marriage. --Bacon.
2. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.
An event of great celebrity in the history of astronomy. --Whewell.
3. A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.
n 1: a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity" [syn: famous
2: the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
[syn: fame, renown] [ant: infamy]