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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I'm a Celebrity ... Get me Out of Here!
▪ The film made local celebrities of several people who were chosen to feature in the film.
▪ Most competitors are happy to share their tricks and local celebrities always show up to help with the judging.
▪ To his complete amazement, Frankie found himself something of a minor celebrity among the children of St Andrew's.
▪ Ron and his wife, Carole, were minor celebrities in the 9: 15 community.
▪ For a brief period Amy Dillwyn became a national celebrity.
▪ Television, a medium of hits and stars, turns political personalities into national celebrities comparable to entertainment stars.
▪ In the Spring Term there is an Annual Lecture at which a national celebrity talks about an issue of current interest.
▪ Elvis, on the threshold of national celebrity, was already drawing crowds.
▪ There are two other points about celebrity.
▪ The outlay would be well worth while in terms of the publicity featuring all the hotel's celebrity guests.
▪ Proud at first and glowing a little in reflected celebrity status, he grew bored very quickly with the indiscriminate nature of it all.
▪ The development team, recognizable by their custom-made royal-blue bowling shirts, were accorded celebrity status.
▪ After he achieved celebrity status through Dynasty he took to visiting hospitals and rehabilitation centres warning youngsters of the dangers of drugs.
▪ His celebrity status gave him access to the Hollywood highs - and lows.
▪ But his celebrity status has forced the unassuming actor to take a seat in the stands.
▪ Women too became celebrities, as both these books describe.
▪ The strange but arresting creatures become instant celebrities.
▪ Not just that, but those who star in such programmes are likely to become celebrities.
▪ Elaine Garzarelli became a celebrity for calling the 1987 stock market crash.
▪ Businessmen simply did not become celebrities.
▪ By the time he left the race, he had become something of a celebrity.
▪ I became quite a celebrity because of it.
▪ The campaign also will feature celebrities such as former Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry singing soccer's praises.
▪ The Heartgard-30 Plus campaign even features a celebrity: Lassie.
▪ It will feature celebrities and members of the public who dare to strip for the cameras.
▪ Its brief run here features a string of celebrity couples donating their talents to raise money for the Sacramento Theatre Company.
▪ Collectors have gone straight for the breakfast aisle since cereal companies started featuring sports celebrities on limited edition boxes.
▪ I get to have fun and meet lots of celebrities and get my picture taken.
▪ Mattie reads mainly tabloids and celebrity biographies.
▪ Nash played in a celebrity golf tournament while in Canada.
▪ People waited outside for the chance to see some celebrities.
▪ Six minor celebrities took part in the charity "Big Brother" programme.
▪ The club is popular with media celebrities and literary types.
▪ But many celebrities tirelessly raise money for good causes without fuss.
▪ Camera crews and their front men cruised the available space looking for celebrities to interview.
▪ From there it was a short step to instant, if short-lived, celebrity.
▪ My celebrity was a mixed blessing.
▪ Rich celebrities are allowed to hire good lawyers and get off easy.
▪ The celebrity he will now enjoy will make that even easier in the weeks ahead.
▪ You begin to appreciate why Newley has become a rich and famous celebrity playing poor failed nobodies.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Celebrity \Ce*leb"ri*ty\, n.; pl. Celebrities. [L. celebritas: cf. F. c['e]l['e]brit['e].]

  1. Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.]

    The celebrity of the marriage.

  2. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.

    An event of great celebrity in the history of astronomy.

  3. A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.

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 c.1600; that of "famous person" is from 1849.\n\nWhen the old gods withdraw, the empty thrones cry out for a successor, and with good management, or even without management, almost any perishable bag of bones may be hoisted into the vacant seat.

[E.R. Dodds, "The Greeks and the Irrational"]


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 or accomplishments; a famous person ( (from 19th c.)

  1. n. a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity" [syn: famous person]

  2. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed [syn: fame, renown] [ant: infamy]


Celebrity is fame and public attention in the media, usually applied to a person, group of people (celebrity couple, family, etc.), or, occasionally, to animals. Celebrity status is often associated with wealth (commonly referred to as fame and fortune) and fame can often provide opportunities to make money.

Successful careers in sports and entertainment are commonly associated with celebrity status; political leaders often become celebrities. People may also become celebrities due to media attention for their lifestyle, wealth, or controversial actions, or for their connection to a famous person.

Celebrity (film)

Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

Celebrity (album)

Celebrity is the third and final studio album by American boy band NSYNC. It was released on July 24, 2001 by Jive Records. The album was the band's second to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1,879,495 copies, the second best debut-week sales in the country at the time, only behind its predecessor No Strings Attached and also becoming their third consecutive top ten album in the United States. As of 2015, the album has the third best-debut week sales in the US of all time. Upon release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics.

Celebrity (disambiguation)

A celebrity is a person who is famously recognized in a society; also, the state of being such a person.

Celebrity may also refer to:

Celebrity (game)

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.

Celebrity (Brad Paisley song)

"Celebrity" is a song written and performed by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in March 2003 as the first single from his album, Mud on the Tires. The song reached the top five of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at number three. It also peaked at number 31 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

The song appears on the game Karaoke Revolution Country.

The song was performed by Blake Shelton and The Swon Brothers on the finale of NBC's The Voice in 2013.

Celebrity (Barenaked Ladies song)

"Celebrity" is a song by the Canadian-based band Barenaked Ladies released from their album Everything to Everyone. The song was only released as a single in the United Kingdom, and peaked at #81 there.

The song was written by band members Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, and Ed Robertson.

Celebrity (TV series)

Celebrity is a television drama series based on a novel by Thomas Thompson. It was broadcast from February 12, 1984 to February 14, 1984 on NBC.

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.