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Meaning of “famous” in the English Dictionary

"famous" in British English

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famousadjective

uk   us   /ˈfeɪ.məs/
A1 known and ​recognized by many ​people: a famous ​actress/​building Marie Curie is famous for her ​contribution to ​science. a ​city famous for ​itsnightlife

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

"famous" in American English

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famousadjective

 us   /ˈfeɪ·məs/
known by very many or most ​people: a famous ​actor/​singer Marie Curie is famous for ​discoveringradium.
(Definition of famous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “famous”
in Arabic مَشْهور…
in Korean 유명한…
in Portuguese famoso…
in Catalan famós…
in Japanese 有名な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 著名的, 出名的, 有名的…
in Turkish meşhur, ünlü, tanınmış…
in Russian знаменитый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 著名的, 出名的, 有名的…
in Italian famoso, noto…
in Polish słynny…
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