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Definition of famous:

  1. 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.


extraordinary, splendid, notable, grand, eminent, far-famed, respect, applauded, important, imposing, leading, foremost, historied, universally recognized, name, august, outstanding, known, illustrious, in the public eye, renowned, prestigious, famed, of mark, talked of, leading, eminent, knowledge, noted, of note, reputable, honored, celebrated, great, in the spotlight, towering, big-name, influential, peerless, redoubtable, brilliant, prestigious, conspicuous, storied, recognized, in the limelight, great.

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