fame

Definitions

  • The Gate of Fame
    The Gate of Fame
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fame the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
    • n fame favorable public reputation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a Hamburger hall of fame in Seymour, Wisconsin
    • Fame Public report or rumor. "The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house."
    • Fame Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington . "I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited."
    • Fame To make famous or renowned. "Those Hesperian gardens famed of old."
    • Fame To report widely or honorably. "The field where thou art famed To have wrought such wonders."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1st inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 were Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams were.
    • n fame A public report or rumor.
    • n fame Report or opinion widely diffused; renown; notoriety; celebrity, favorable or unfavorable, but especially the former; reputation: as, the fame of Washington; literary fame: rarely used in the plural.
    • fame To report.
    • fame To make famous.
    • fame To defame.
    • fame To famish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kresimir Cosic is only non-American player in NBA Hall of Fame.
    • n Fame fām public report or rumour: renown or celebrity, chiefly in good sense
    • v.t Fame to report: to make famous
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Quotations

  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame --to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a Hell!”
  • Edmund Burke
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    “Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Fame is the thirst of youth.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “To want fame is to prefer dying scorned than forgotten.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. fame, L. fama, fr. fari, to speak, akin to Gr. a saying, report, fa`nai to speak. See Ban, and cf. Fable Fate Euphony Blame

Usage

In literature:

From such incidents seems to have sprung the opportunity which offered Shakespeare fame and fortune.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
When virtue in pursuit of fame appears, And forward shoots the growth beyond the years.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
The fame of it was not confined to the author only.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Hath hither led thee, to the land far-famed Of Lacedaemon o'er the spacious Deep?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
This was ruinous for a physician, and his good fame decreased rapidly.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
It was his fortune to die with an untarnished fame.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
The fame of DU BARTAS (1544-90) was indeed European.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
Titian's fame extended throughout Italy, and even all over Europe, and the Duke of Ferrara invited him to his court.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
Welcome the loss of fortune, life, and fame!
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Thus it was that the young lawyer of Hanover rose to fame.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

Hers was the fame afar,
The homage of the free,
The gifts of Fortune and a name
Of immortality.
"In Memory of Harriet Beecher Stowe" by George Hannibal Temple
Rogers, will not future story
Tell thy glorious fame?
And in hues of living glory
Robe thy spotless name?
"N. P. Rogers" by Effie Afton
I would that I could utter
My feelings without shame;
And tell him how I love him,
Nor wrong my virgin fame.
"Song From The Spanish Of Iglesias" by William Cullen Bryant
Art thou not happy, Poet?
I sometimes dream that I
For such a fragrant fame as thine
Would gladly sing and die.
"The Passionate Reader To His Poet" by Richard Le Gallienne
What is a poet's fame?--
Sad hints about his reason,
And sadder praise from garreteers,
To be returned in season.
"The Poet’s Lot" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thou canst raise a humble name,
Mine indeed is humble;
Should I win a meed of fame,
Friends of mine would grumble.
"Dialogue With Fame." by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Famed French Fest to Can-Can Again.
TENNIS Canfield entering hall of fame Friday.
Langhorne resident Laura Canfield has been named to the 2012 USTA Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame.
Dallas native Laura Canfield , now of Langhorne, will be inducted into the 2012 United States Tennis Association Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct 26, at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to induct Caprock teacher, Red Heads team.
Steve Manning had known a certain amount of fame before moving to New York City five years ago.
Chaplin star Rob McClure was honored Nov 14 with the unveiling of a caricature to adorn the walls of the famed eatery Sardi's.
Famed Cashew Point will end its run at Crim Festival of Races after this year.
The Swiss town of Davos was once famed as a sanatorium.
The MTV reality stars who came to fame from their time spent in Seaside Heights, N.J.
Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau quietly became the third member of the village's Walk of Fame club Saturday morning.
That wasn't the case at Facets 2012, the latest of the famed Sri Lankan gem expo.
Catawba College's Hall of Fame soccer coach Ralph Wager allegedly had sex with a boy at Wager's on-campus house and in his college office, according to a report in the Salisbury Post.
Center Line 's Joe DeLamielleure honored by football Hall of Fame.
Donnie is my father-in-law and a member of the Capital Regional Basketball Hall of Fame.
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In science:

The missions DIVA (R ¨oser et al. 1997) and FAME (Horner et al. 1998) are both cancelled, but the new satellite mission AMEX is a joint American-German merger of them.
Formalism and quality of a proper motion link with extragalactic objects for astrometric satellite missions
In particular, the absence of any form of a direct analogue of the famed P´osa’s rotation-extension technique, widely applied for undirected graphs, is felt throughout.
Longest cycles in sparse random digraphs
This proposal initiated other similar projects, FAME and DIVA, and Roemer itself developed into the Gaia mission.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
It is included in the diagram because the Roemer idea led to the Gaia mission, and to the studies of DIVA and FAME. The use of CCDs as modulation detectors was proposed by Høg & Lindegren (1993) but this idea was not further pursued after the superiority of CCDs in scanning mode had been realized.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
In conjunction with the stellar tomography provided by satellites such as FAME, DIVA, and (especially) GAIA, halo gas tomography will provide the ingredients necessary to undertake full baryonic reconstructions of the halo’s formation.
The Infall of Gas onto the Galactic Disk
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