noun, plural ce·leb·ri·ties for 1.
Origin of celebrity
Examples from the Web for celebrity
In the last year, her fusion exercise class has attracted a cult following and become de rigueur among the celebrity set.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What celebrity has started to talk about his or her eating disorder?How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To do so is to deify a celebrity for being what we need them to be, while willfully ignoring who they really are.
Whatever the excuse, in 2008 we were all subjected to Celebrity Apprentice.Donald Trump Fires Woman For Not Calling Bill Cosby|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her first celebrity beef began when Snoop Dogg started Instagramming some pretty vile things about her, seemingly unprovoked.Solange Smacks Jay Z, Legolas Slaps Bieber, and the Biggest Celebrity Feuds of the Year|Amy Zimmerman|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But these pictures attain no celebrity because the public admire them, for it is not to the public that the judgment is intrusted.The Poetry of Architecture|John Ruskin
For her own part she felt that she could not face Keith Rickman and his celebrity.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
She sketched for him as she had sketched for Tanqueray the horrors brought on her by her celebrity.The Creators|May Sinclair
It had hurt her; but Stephen's celebrity was a dressing to her wound.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
To them Spain owes the culture of silk; they gave to Xeres and Malaga their celebrity for wine.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
British Dictionary definitions for celebrity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for celebrity
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.
When 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"]