from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having renown; famous. See Synonyms at noted.

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  • adj. Famous, celebrated, or well-known.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Famous; celebrated for great achievements, for distinguished qualities, or for grandeur; eminent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having renown; famous; celebrated.
  • Synonyms Celebrated, Illustrious, etc. (see famous), famed, far-famed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. widely known and esteemed


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