- family-tree theory,
- famous last words,
- fan base
Origin of famous
Examples from the Web for famous
As anybody who has seen his now famous rant on Parks and Recreation knows, Patton Oswalt can get a little obsessed.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The film has one of the most famous violent sequences of all time.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But the authority of his name far exceeds that of our own, famous or obscure though we be.
One of the most famous directors of this era was Shin Sang-ok (신상옥).Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Horse You Came in On Saloon, Baltimore Horse-themed bars must be bad luck for famous authors.
His "Main Traveled Roads," the first of many editions appearing in 1891, made him famous.Prairie Gold|Various
Thus he became acquainted with a famous singing girl called Tu, whose first name was Mei, or "Elegance."Eastern Shame Girl|Charles Georges Souli
This individual we have kept to the last, though he was little more than a private person, and is not at all famous.A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla|Leigh Hunt
There are several other varieties of cacao, but none of them produce the famous food.The Food of the Gods|Brandon Head
Here is the most famous and most picturesque fish-market of all suburban Venice.Venice|Dorothy Menpes
Word Origin for famous
late 14c., from Anglo-French famous, Old French fameus (Modern French fameux), from Latin famosus "much talked of, renowned," often "infamous, notorious, of ill repute," from fama (see fame (n.)). A native word for this was Old English namcuð, literally "name-known." Catch phrase famous last words "remark likely to be proved wrong" is first attested 1948.