• 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

  • (..) Oh, really... Who do you know there? - Which building? - What do you mean which building? But, man... Berlioz was a famous composer before your residency was called after him. Writer, critic of the th century. It's a joke. I know who Berlioz is. But I see humour is like music for you. (..)
    2011 Intouchables