celebrity

Definitions

  • Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
    Celebrating Grandmother's Birthday
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n celebrity a widely known person "he was a baseball celebrity"
    • n celebrity the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
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NOT A CELEBRATED COMEDIAN NOT A CELEBRATED COMEDIAN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent by throwing oranges at one another
    • Celebrity A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.
    • Celebrity Celebration; solemnization. "The celebrity of the marriage."
    • Celebrity The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington. "An event of great celebrity in the history of astronomy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ukrainian people celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is the Orthodox Christmas Day
    • n celebrity The condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; distinction: as, the celebrity of George Washington; the celebrity of Homer or of the Iliad.
    • n celebrity A celebrated person or (very rarely) thing: as, a celebrity at the bar or in the church; what are the celebrities of this town?
    • n celebrity Celebration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first American celebration of St. Patricks Day was at Boston in 1737
    • Celebrity the condition of being celebrated: fame: notoriety: a person of distinction or fame
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
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    “A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.”
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    “In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “Celebrity is never more admired than by the negligent.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair.”
  • Amanda Bradley
    Amanda Bradley
    “Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”
  • Thomas J. Peters
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    “Celebrate what you want to see more of.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. celebritas,: cf. F. célébrité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. celebrāre, -ātumceleber, frequented.

Usage

In literature:

The Karwa Kunbis of Nimar have a peculiar rule for the celebration of marriages.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
Some of these were intended as a salute upon the sun's rising, others celebrated his setting.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
I was shewn the spot where the celebrated manuscripts were found.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
Westminster Hall, is chiefly celebrated for containing the monument of Margaret of Anjou, the queen of Henry the Sixth of England.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
He becomes a saint, and associates with the most celebrated divine in Persia.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
The discoveries of the celebrated navigator, Magellan, fixed the commercial character and importance of this sea-port.
"Mexico and its Religion" by Robert A. Wilson
He was one of the celebrities of an age in which celebrity has almost ceased to be a distinction.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The two most celebrated happened in the time of Ogyges, and in that of Deucalion.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
It was celebrated for its populousness.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
Men may differ as to the mode of celebration, but the Christ must and will be celebrated.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
The celebration in the strict sense of the word began at the second hour of the night of May 31.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
The Princess was now eighteen, and the whole land celebrated her coming of age.
"In the Days of Queen Victoria" by Eva March Tappan
The time had now arrived for celebrating a grand festival, which returned every five years.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
The ancient religion of Zoroaster was celebrated; but not therefore the more understood in the Roman Empire.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Venice possesses nearly seventy churches, but of these only the two most celebrated can be mentioned in this chapter.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
He became a celebrated artist and professor of art in the Dresden Academy.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
The palis chi kabunian is celebrated in Buguias to cure toothache, but I do not think it is celebrated in any other Benguet Kankanay towns.
"Kankanay Ceremonies" by C. R. Moss
And choirs of virgins celebrate thy praise?
"Old English Chronicles" by Various
Among his most celebrated cases was his defense of the "Star route conspirators" in 1883.
"The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women" by Frederic Rowland Marvin
The house was long kept by the grandfather and father of Mr. John Leech, the celebrated artist.
"Club Life of London, Volume II (of 2)" by John Timbs
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In poetry:

And so succeeding men,
When they the fulness see
Of this our Joy, shall then
In consort joyn as well as we, To celebrate his Praise above,
That spreads our Land with fruits of Love.
"A Short Hymn Upon The Birth Of Prince Charles" by Sir Henry Wotton
Then noble generosity
Took youth and goodness by the hand,
And planned a thousand charming ways
To celebrate this best of days,
While hearts were held in sympathy
By love's encircling band.
"Christmas At Church" by Hattie Howard
The reptile, whom thy beauties raise,
Has an unquestion'd claim to praise,
That justice will confirm!
The Muses, with a graceful pride,
May turn from thankless man aside,
To celebrate a worm!
"The Grateful Snake" by William Hayley
"Quand vous serez bien vielle, le soir a la chandelle
Assise aupres du feu devisant et filant,
Direz, chantant mes vers en vous esmerveillant,
Ronsard m'a celebre du temps que j'etois belle."
"Ronsard To His Mistress" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When three months were past her sailor lad came home,
And she called to see me herself alone,
And she invited me to her marriage without delay,
Which was celebrated with great pomp the next day.
"Young Munro the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall
Assume, revered Melpomene, the proud estate I've won,
And, with thine own dear hand the meed supplying,
Bind thou about the forehead of thy celebrated son
The Delphic laurel-wreath of fame undying!
"Horace To Melpomene" by Eugene Field

In news:

With the coming of the New Year, there will be celebrations and many celebrations will involve fireworks.
While the world of celebrities is filled with stories of those who lost their battles against addiction, not all celebrity addictions have an unhappy ending.
Florida Gulf Coast University players celebrate with fans after they rushed the court in celebration of the Eagles' victory over Miami University on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012, at Alico Arena in Fort Myers.
Birthright of Rolla, a pregnancy resource center, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month and will celebrate its longtime service to the Rolla area with several planned events.
Great Black Swamp Brewery in Toledo is celebrating its second anniversary and has released Anniversary Ale on draft to celebrate.
She is the latest in a string of celebrities and "celebrities" to dabble in the fragrance industry.
Celebrating Africa is part of the 25th anniversary celebration of African studies programming at the University of Georgia.
From incestuous lip-locks to celebrity couples using way too much tongue, RadarOnline.com has photos of the 10 most inappropriate celebrity smooches.
Rybak celebrated the final Vikings stadium vote the way many fans celebrate a victory — with a beer.
As New Sounds celebrates composer John Cage 's 100th birthday, we at the WNYC archives add our own irreverent archival item to the celebration: a WMCA News Parade program with an eerie premonition of John Cage 's famous "silent" piece, 4'33.
Craig Morgan and Jana Kramer are just two of the celebrities who have signed on to be part of Scott Hamilton's televised 'Kaleidoscope on Ice' event, which will celebrate the tough men and women who have survived cancer .
The annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels tonight will culminate with a midnight Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose H Gomez.
The next night on Raw, he and Lita celebrate with a "Live Celebration.".
Check out the NPTM 2012 Member Celebrations webpage and see how some of your colleagues celebrated the profession this year.
L.A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 2011 is the "best of" of the 51st Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration broadcast live from Los Angeles' Music Center in December 2010.
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In science:

In general relativity we have the celebrated singularity theorems that imply that trapped surfaces (which are closely related to trapping horizons) lead to singularities.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
From the DFR one may derive a generalisation of the celebrated Jarzynski equality [12, 13], (cid:104) exp(−WT )(cid:105) = 1, which may be viewed as an extension of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem to the situations arbitrarily far from the equilibrium.
Fluctuations relations for semiclassical single-mode laser
For the ensemble of ER–random graphs the density, ρA (λ), of eigenvalues of adjacency matrices A can be analytically computed in the thermodynamic limit N → ∞ and has for some q a celebrated Wigner–Dyson semicircle law known for ensembles of Gaussian matrices .
On scale-free and poly-scale behaviors of random hierarchical network
The celebrated theorem of Banach yields the following theorem.
Qualitative Properties of Local Random Invariant Manifolds for SPDEs with Quadratic Nonlinearity
In the process of proving these statements, we obtain a generalization of a celebrated result by Friedman-Kahn-Szemer´edi and Feige-Ofek on the spectrum of sparse random matrices.
Matrix Completion from a Few Entries
This result generalizes a celebrated bound on the second eigenvalue of random graphs [FKS89, FO05] and is illustrated in Fig. 1: the spectrum of fM E clearly reveals the rank-3 structure of M .
Matrix Completion from a Few Entries
This result, motivated by the celebrated random permutation result of Baik, Deift and Johansson , was further extended to the non-uniform setting by Its, Tracy and Widom (, ).
On the Limiting Shape of Young Tableaux Associated With Inhomogeneous Random Words
The full theory taking into account both of these component interactions is the celebrated Lifshitz theory of van der Waals interactions , based on boundary conditions imposed on the electromagnetic field at the bounding surfaces and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem for the electromagnetic potential operators.
Thermal Casimir effect between random layered dielectrics
In the celebrated model of Kuperus and Raadu (1974) a prominence is treated as a horizontal line current suspended in the corona.
Prominence seismology using small amplitude oscillations
This celebrated von-Neumann uniqueness theorem enables us to restrict ourselves just to the Schr¨odinger representation.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
This is the celebrated Gel’fand, Naimark, Segal (GNS) construction.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
The celebrated theorem of Belyi in [Bel79] asserts that any smooth pro jective curve defined over ¯Q can be realized as a Belyi cover (or Belyi map), that is a cover f : X → P1 unramified outside three points, the converse being true by a rigidity criterion of Weil, cf. [Wei56].
On the Belyi degree(s) of a curve defined over a number field
The ShapleyShubik index is a direct application of the celebrated Shapley value on WMGs.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Following this path, one can obtain the celebrated Dirac equation and the Klein-Gordon equation.
An Equation of Motion with Quantum Effect in Spacetime
This answers an open question of Penrose and provides an analogue for the random geometric graph of a celebrated result of Ajtai, Koml´os and Szemer´edi and independently of Bollob´as on the usual random graph.
Hamiltonicity of the random geometric graph
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