1. Public report or rumor.
The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house. --Gen. xlv. 16.
2. Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.
I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited. --Shak.
Syn: -- Notoriety; celebrity; renown; reputation.
Fame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Famed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Faming.]
1. To report widely or honorably.
The field where thou art famed
To have wrought such wonders. --Milton.
2. To make famous or renowned.
Those Hesperian gardens famed of old. --Milton.
n 1: the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
[syn: celebrity, renown] [ant: infamy]
2: favorable public reputation [ant: infamy]