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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

famed

adjective
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ It offers shops for everyday needs and is ideal for visits to the famed sights of Tuscany.
▪ Peter Simpson has become famed as a Palace goalscorer.
▪ Postage stamps from the famed, tiny republic of San Marino are very often bought as souvenirs or gifts.
▪ Rolls-Royce's famed electronic control is retained, though.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Famed

Fame \Fame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Famed,; p. pr. & vb. n. Faming.]

  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.

WordNet

famed

adj. widely known and esteemed; "a famous actor"; "a celebrated musician"; "a famed scientist"; "an illustrious judge"; "a notable historian"; "a renowned painter" [syn: celebrated, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

famed

"much talked about," 1530s, past participle adjective from fame "spread abroad, report" (v.), c.1300, from Old French famer, from fame "reputation, renown" (see fame (n.)). To fame (someone) foul meant "to slander" (late 14c.).

Wiktionary

famed

a. having fame; famous or noted

Usage examples of "famed".

An old emeritus professor, Doctoran Hildegard, who was famed for his agnosticism, sipped his and announced that he now had evidence of the existence of the Deity.

Peers extend to each other would have included avoiding the introductions of anachronisms into a mansion famed for its authenticity.

What astonished the most acute was that this wonderful treaty was conceived and carried out by a young ambassador who had hitherto been famed only as a wit.

Named in honour of famed local authoress Laura Chase, the first Prize will be presented at Graduation in June.

Charles Dickens, famed inventor of Christmas ghosts and Tiny Tim, when visiting Rome in 1845 chose to broaden his experience of the world by witnessing the beheading of a criminal.

What seemed to be cloth of gold was actually a costly fabric woven from the byssus threads of Franconian mollusks, famed throughout the galaxy for beauty and toughness.

Among the red trout and cakes made of oaten meal, there was an abundance of the famed honey of Carman itself, and sloak and dulse from the nearby sea, as well as its game: millicks, or periwinkles still in their shells, scallops and the meaty black sole.

His concise written style, for which he is so famed, was fashioned by the need to write for commuters on the train.

My own arms persisted in their famed Ket sensitivity, transferring every pulse of fire from my fingers to my brain.

Afterwards Rachel came to be glad Harry Lati- mar had had this last happy evening with so many of his family present and Maiden Court extending the hospitality it was famed for.

Only the famed muralist Roebler 7 could handle the corrosive fireglass, and when he had accepted Sleep his secret died with him.

Hellespont that swarms with fish, my crews manning the oarlocks, rowing out with a will, and if the famed god of the earthquake grants us safe passage, 440 the third day out we raise the dark rich soil of Phthia.

For now Guy wanted to enjoy being alive, to try out his newly healed body and take in the sights and sounds that bombarded him from all angles in the famed Obsidion Strip.

Another of these precocious little actors was Salathiel Pavy, who died before he was thirteen, already famed for taking the parts of old men.

These were not riskless things to say to Augusta, who was justly famed for her touchiness and tantrums.