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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
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A definite literary ambition grew up in me, and in the long reveries of the afternoon, when I was distributing my case, I fashioned a future of overpowering magnificence and undying celebrity.
Among resident artists he enjoyed celebrity of a non- professional sort.
Boxtel, then, was to have next door to him a rival and successful competitor; and his rival, instead of being some unknown, obscure gardener, was the godson of Mynheer Cornelius de Witt, that is to say, a celebrity.
Tom walked along, and Lucy trotted by his side, timidly enjoying the rare treat of doing something naughty,--excited also by the mention of that celebrity, the pike, about which she was quite uncertain whether it was a fish or a fowl.
When Anna returned with the album, he was already gone, and Stepan Arkadyevitch was telling them that he had called to inquire about the dinner they were giving next day to a celebrity who had just arrived.
The shy, unknown youth found himself instantly something of a celebrity.
The vicomte was a nice-looking young man with soft features and polished manners, who evidently considered himself a celebrity but out of politeness modestly placed himself at the disposal of the circle in which he found himself.
In the height of his triumph, Michel Ardan had to encounter all the annoyances incidental to a man of celebrity.
I did not know that he was a celebrity," said the count.
The two or three men who had tried to take advantage of her in a deal acquired celebrity by their defeat.
The celebrity of the bread-fruit tree, and the conspicuous place it occupies in a Typee bill of fare, induces me to give at some length a general description of the tree, and the various modes in which the fruit is prepared.
He rejoices daily in the fact that he is a recognized celebrity.