• adjective: known or recognized by very many people
  • adjective: widely known
  • often + 'for' or 'as'
  • synonyms: transcendent, illustrious, remarkable


  • The hotel is 'famous as' the place where the treaty was signed.

  • a 'famous' entertainer/explorer/athlete/politician

  • The hotel is (justly) 'famous for' its luxury.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Alive. You probably don't remember that you... That I showed you to your vault, the first time you came to Gringotts. Even amongst Goblins, you are famous Harry Potter. - You buried the elf? - Yes. And brought me here. You are... (..)
    2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • (..) Ravenclaw's lost diadem. Oh, bloody hell! Here we go! Lost diadem of Ravenclaw? Hasn't anyone heard of this? It's quite famous. Yes. But, Luna, it's lost. For centuries. There's no person alive today who's seen it. Excuse me, can someone tell me what bloody diadem is? (..)
    2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • (..) They drained the fluid from my lungs. Next thing I know, I found myself in an experimental trial. You know, the ones that are famous in the Republic of Cancervania for not working. It didn't work in over % of the patients... but for some reason (..)
    2014 The Fault in Our Stars