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celebrity

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Celebrity \Ce*leb"ri*ty\, n.; pl. Celebrities . [L. celebritas: cf. F. c['e]l['e]brit['e].] Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.] The celebrity of the marriage. --Bacon. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity ...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Celebrity (also known as Celebrities or Lunchbox) is a party game where teams play against each other to guess as many celebrity names as possible before time runs out.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "solemn rite or ceremony," from Old French celebrité "celebration" or directly from Latin celibritatem (nominative celebritas ) "multitude, fame," from celeber "frequented, populous" (see celebrate ). Meaning "condition of being famous" is from ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 (label en obsolete) A rite or ceremony. (17th-18th c.) 2 (label en uncountable) fame, renown; the state of being famous or talked-about. (from 17th c.) 3 A person who has a high degree of recognition by the general population for his or her success ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity" [syn: famous person ] the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed [syn: fame , renown ] [ant: infamy ]

Usage examples of celebrity.

Pellicano will probably face further prosecution for illegal wiretapping, based on the thousands of transcripts found in his office, many allegedly featuring the private conversations of movie stars and other celebrities.

She took them out with her promptly to walk and to drive, and even--towards night-- sketched a plan for carrying them to the Etablissement, where, for only a franc apiece, they should listen to a concert of celebrities.

Instead they were busy surrounding with a classically retrograde cult of personality a certain mathematics professor, neither charismatic nor even personable, named Weed Atman, who had ambled into celebrity.

Did time and space allow, there is much to be told on the romantic side of chocolate, of its divine origin, of the bloody wars and brave exploits of the Spaniards who conquered Mexico and were the first to introduce cacao into Europe, tales almost too thrilling to be believed, of the intrigues of the Spanish Court, and of celebrities who met and sipped their chocolate in the parlours of the coffee and chocolate houses so fashionable in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Eric Climer represented humanity and became a worldwide celebrity largely because of a picture showing him with a butterfly on his shoulder.

Among these Cavaliers and Coquettes, Compeer Bierce Valeur has assumed a certain celebrity status.

It was he who sat opposite the new player, Count Raoul de Coude, whom at over-attentive steward had pointed out as one of the celebrities of the passage, describing him as a man high in the official family of the French minister of war.

Nor can we tell here at any length how these mournful spinsters, the two surviving hens, made a wonder of and a show, spent their remaining years in eggless celebrity.

When the issue was complete, she sent it to a few of the People Who Mattered in fandom, and suddenly she was a celebrity.

There is a drawing by Forain which instantly obtained celebrity, and which represents two French soldiers talking together in the trenches.

You have become dreadfully famous, and if what you used to say some twenty years ago about success and celebrities was even halfway true, you must be quite gaga by now.

The guy was a celebrity of sorts, the computer genius of the age, and somewhat geeky looking besides.

I, who am only a northern barbarian,--though our country, too, can boast of its celebrities, --Linnaeus, Berzelius, Thorwaldsen, Tegner, Franzen, Geier, and the charming novelist Frederika Bremer,--I find myself a cipher in such company.

The boom gybed twenty times that morning, and the Celebrity offered an equal number of apologies.

She was in the pool of provincial hobohemia up to her neck, and so soaked with Celebrity that occasionally she wanted to go back to Kinnikinick for a rest.