Meaning of famous

fa•mous

Pronunciation: (fā'mus), [key]
— adj.
  1. having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated: a famous writer.
  2. first-rate; excellent: The singer gave a famous performance.
  3. notorious (used pejoratively).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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