[fey-muh s] /ˈfeɪ məs/
having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated:
a famous writer.
Synonyms: famed, notable, illustrious.
Antonyms: unknown, obscure.
Informal. first-rate; excellent:
The singer gave a famous performance.
notorious (used pejoratively).
known to or recognized by many people; renowned
(informal) excellent; splendid
(archaic) of ill repute
late 14c., from Anglo-French famous, Old French fameus (Modern French fameux), from Latin famosus “much talked of, renowned,” often “infamous, notorious, of ill repute,” from fama (see fame (n.)). A native word for this was Old English namcuð, literally “name-known.” Catch phrase famous last words “remark likely to be proved wrong” is first attested 1948.
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[fam-yuh-luh s] /ˈfæm yə ləs/ noun, plural famuli [fam-yuh-lahy] /ˈfæm yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician. /ˈfæmjʊləs/ noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ) 1. (formerly) the attendant of a sorcerer or scholar
[fuh-nah] /fəˈnɑ/ noun, Islam. 1. the ecstatic union of the Sufi with the Divine.
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[fah-nuh-kuh-loh, fah-nuh-kuh-loh] /ˌfɑ nə kəˈloʊ, ˈfɑ nə kəˌloʊ/ noun 1. a lingua franca based on English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, and Zulu, used especially in the mines of South Africa. /ˈfænəɡələʊ/ noun 1. (in South Africa) a Zulu-based pidgin with English and Afrikaans components, esp associated with the mines