Definition of Celebrity

1. Noun. A widely known person. "He was a baseball celebrity"




2. Noun. The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed.
Exact synonyms: Fame, Renown
Generic synonyms: Honor, Honour, Laurels
Derivative terms: Famous
Antonyms: Infamy

Definition of Celebrity

1. n. Celebration; solemnization.

Definition of Celebrity

1. Noun. (obsolete) A rite or ceremony. (defdate 17th-18th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Fame, renown; the state of being famous or talked-about. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A person who has a high degree of recognition by the general population; a famous person. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Celebrity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Celebrity

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celebration
celebrations
celebrator
celebratorily
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celebratory
celebrealities
celebreality
celebretard
celebretards
celebrification
celebrious
celebrities
celebrity (current term)
celebrityhood
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celebutant
celebutante
celebutantes
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celebutards
celectome
celenteron
celeriac
celeriacs
celeries

Literary usage of Celebrity

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1. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"Hyde's _ misfortunes lead to his celebrity. His residence in Jersey. Writes his History of the Rebellion. Now comes that period of Clarendon's life which to ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1903)
"which has attained a wide celebrity from ÍU use by professional readers and reciters, and which first brought the author into notice; together with "Gray ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"... about two miles from Troughend, and there his enthusiasm for science was stimulated by a local scientific celebrity, James Thompson. ..."

4. Publications by Oxford Historical Society, Bostonian Society (1889)
"... but he mixes this point strangely with the question of the celebrity of the city as evinced by the writings of old geographers—with a view to scoring a ..."

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