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Fame

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Pronunciation : Fame
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OF. fame, L. fama, fr. fari to speak, akin to Gr. Ban, and cf. Fable, Fate, Euphony, Blame.]
Definition : 1. Public report or rumor. The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house. Gen. xlv. 16.

2. 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. Shak.

Syn. -- Notoriety; celebrity; renown; reputation.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fame
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To report widely or honorably. The field where thou art famed To have wrought such wonders. Milton.

2. To make famous or renowned. Those Hesperian gardens famed of old. Milton.

t. [imp. & p. p. Famed,; p. pr. & vb. n. Faming.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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