Fame Fame, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Famed},; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faming}.] 1. To report widely or honorably. [1913 Webster]

The field where thou art famed To have wrought such wonders. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To make famous or renowned. [1913 Webster]

Those Hesperian gardens famed of old. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • famed — is a literary word meaning ‘made famous’, and is found (for example) in Shakespeare and Byron, often followed by for (the cause of the fame): • The English, for example, were famed for their assumptions of innate superiority J. Wormald, 1991 •… …   Modern English usage

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  • famed — index famous, illustrious, notable, notorious, outstanding (prominent), renowned, reputable Burton s …   Law dictionary

  • famed — much talked about, 1530s, pp. adj. from fame (v.), c.1300, from O.Fr. famer, from fame (see FAME (Cf. fame) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • famed — *famous, renowned, celebrated, eminent, illustrious Antonyms: obscure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • famed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ famous; well known …   English terms dictionary

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  • famed — [[t]fe͟ɪmd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ for n If people, places, or things are famed, for a particular thing, they are very well known for it. The city is famed for its outdoor restaurants. ...the famed Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Syn:… …   English dictionary

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