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ce·leb·ri·ty

 (sə-lĕb′rĭ-tē)
n. pl. ce·leb·ri·ties
1. One who is widely known and of great popular interest.
2. Fame or popular renown.

[Middle English celebrite, fame, from Old French, from Latin celebritās, from celeber, celebr-, famous.]

ce·leb′ri·ty·hood′ n.
Synonyms: celebrity, hero, luminary, name, notable, personage
These nouns refer to a widely known person: a social celebrity; the heroes of science; a theatrical luminary; a big name in sports; a notable of the concert stage; a personage in the field of philosophy.

celebrity

(sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a famous person: a show-business celebrity.
2. fame or notoriety

ce•leb•ri•ty

(səˈlɛb rɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a famous or well-known person.
2. fame; renown.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin celebritās]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celebrity - a widely known personcelebrity - a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"
immortal - a person (such as an author) of enduring fame; "Shakespeare is one of the immortals"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
social lion, lion - a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)
guiding light, leading light, luminary, notability, notable - a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"
personality - a person of considerable prominence; "she is a Hollywood personality"
toast - a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; "he was the toast of the town"
2.celebrity - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimedcelebrity - the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
honour, laurels, honor - the state of being honored

celebrity

noun
1. personality, name, star, lion, superstar, big name, dignitary, luminary, bigwig (informal), celeb (informal), face (informal), big shot (informal), personage, megastar (informal), V.I.P. At the age of twelve, he was already a celebrity.
personality has-been, nobody, unknown, non-person
2. fame, reputation, honour, glory, popularity, distinction, prestige, prominence, stardom, renown, pre-eminence, repute, éclat, notability She has finally achieved celebrity after 25 years as an actress.
fame obscurity
Quotations
"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized" [Fred Allen Treadmill to Oblivion]
"The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness" [Daniel Boorstin The Image]
"Celebrity: the advantage of being known by those who don't know you" [Chamfort Maximes et pensées]

celebrity

noun
1. A famous person:
Informal: big name.
2. Wide recognition for one's deeds:
Translations
شَخصٌ شَهير ، ذائِعِ الصّيتشُهْرَة
celebritahvězdaznámá osobnost
berømthedkendt personstjerne
julkkis
ידועןסלבסלבריטי
slavna osoba
híres emberhírességsztár
nafntogaîur
有名人
유명 인사
slávna osobnosť
kändis
ผู้มีชื่อเสียง
meşhur kimseünlüünlü kişi
người nổi tiếng

celebrity

[sɪˈlebrɪtɪ] N (= fame, person) → celebridad f

celebrity

[sɪˈlɛbrɪti]
n (= person) → célébrité f
modif [chef, hairdresser] → célèbrecelebrity status n (= prominence) → statut m de célébritécelebrity wedding nmariage m de célébrités

celebrity

nBerühmtheit f; (= person also)berühmte Persönlichkeit

celebrity

[sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ] ncelebrità f inv

celebrate

(ˈseləbreit) verb
to mark by giving a party etc in honour of (a happy or important event). I'm celebrating (my birthday) today.
ˈcelebrated adjective
famous. a celebrated actress.
ˌceleˈbration noun
birthday celebrations.
ceˈlebrity (-ˈle-) plural ceˈlebrities noun
a well-known person. celebrities from the world of entertainment.

celebrity

شُهْرَة známá osobnost berømthed Prominenter διασημότητα celebridad, famoso julkkis célébrité slavna osoba celebrità 有名人 유명 인사 beroemdheid berømthet sława celebridade знаменитость kändis ผู้มีชื่อเสียง ünlü người nổi tiếng 名人
References in classic literature ?
She took them with her one night to a select symposium, held in honor of several celebrities.
The scientific celebrities, forgetting their mollusks and glacial periods, gossiped about art, while devoting themselves to oysters and ices with characteristic energy; the young musician, who was charming the city like a second Orpheus, talked horses; and the specimen of the British nobility present happened to be the most ordinary man of the party.
The man was awake; indeed, he considered himself rather wide awake, being the political journalist, Harold March, on his way to interview various political celebrities in their country seats.
Philip was disappointed, and Lawson, pardonably anxious to show off one of the celebrities of the Quarter, grew impatient.
Here, on the left hand, there stands a shop window filled with photographs of the celebrities and beauties of the day.
But as to pretending to be wise for young people,--no uncle, however much he had travelled in his youth, absorbed the new ideas, and dined with celebrities now deceased, could pretend to judge what sort of marriage would turn out well for a young girl who preferred Casaubon to Chettam.
77] The portraits of actors and other theatrical celebrities range from Elizabeth, from the melodramatic costumes and faces of the contemporaries of Shakespeare, to the conventional costumes, the rotund expression, of the age of the Georges, masking a power of imaginative impersonation probably unknown in Shakespeare's day.
It was he who sat opposite the new player, Count Raoul de Coude, whom at over-attentive steward had pointed out as one of the celebrities of the passage, describing him as a man high in the official family of the French minister of war.
The noted visitors from foreign countries, who had all been transported to the Emerald City by means of the Magic Belt, were as much a show to the Ozites as were their own familiar celebrities, and the streets leading from the royal palace to the jeweled gates were thronged with men, women, and children to see the procession as it passed out to the green fields where the ceremonies were to take place.
Many of her customary guests came in from the theatres and swelled the company already assembled, among whom were several celebrities, such as: Canalis the poet, Schinner the painter, Dr.
No little Gradgrind had ever associated a cow in a field with that famous cow with the crumpled horn who tossed the dog who worried the cat who killed the rat who ate the malt, or with that yet more famous cow who swallowed Tom Thumb: it had never heard of those celebrities, and had only been introduced to a cow as a graminivorous ruminating quadruped with several stomachs.
The pike, like other celebrities, did not show when he was watched for, but Tom caught sight of something in rapid movement in the water, which attracted him to another spot on the brink of the pond.