Meaning of “fame” in the English Dictionary

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"fame" in British English

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famenoun [ U ]

uk /feɪm/ us /feɪm/

B2 the state of being known or recognized by many people because of your achievements, skills, etc.:

She first rose to fame as a singer at the age of 16.
She moved to London in search of fame and fortune.
The town's fame rests on its beautiful cathedral.

More examples

  • The group had a meteoric rise to fame in the 70s.
  • She seems unfazed by her sudden success and fame.
  • The film tells anew the story of his rise to fame and power.
  • Her rise to fame was quite phenomenal - in less than two years she was a household name.
  • She has spent her life running after fame and fortune.

(Definition of “fame” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fame" in American English

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famenoun [ U ]

us /feɪm/

the state of being known for having or doing something important:

She came to the city seeking fortune and fame.

(Definition of “fame” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)