Definition of Famous person
1. Noun. A widely known person. "He was a baseball celebrity"
Specialized synonyms: Immortal, Lion, Social Lion, Guiding Light, Leading Light, Luminary, Notability, Notable, Personality, Toast
Generic synonyms: Important Person, Influential Person, Personage
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Literary usage of Famous person
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1. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Basically, the assignment was to choose a famous person and to research a specific time in that person's life. Famous meant that there was sufficient ..."
2. Glimpses of New York: An Illustrated Handbook of the City, Together with by New York Edison Company (1911)
"... have been entertained many a famous person, for nowhere else in the city may one have delicacies, such as Mr. Bardusch himself broils beside the ..."
3. Daily Paragraph Editing: Volume 3: Student Practice Book by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2007)
"... Write the life story, or biography, of a famous person or of someone you know. Tell about things that happened during the person's life. ..."
4. Teaching Adolescent Writers by Kelly Gallagher (2006)
"We all dream about meeting a famous person, perhaps a movie star, ... If you could spend a day with a famous person, whom would you choose and what would ..."
5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Still another consideration is the use of the late in referring to a famous person whose death is common knowledge. Bernstein 1971 and Safire 1984 ..."
6. Macmillan's Magazine by John Morley, Mowbray Morris, David Masson, George Grove (1902)
"The famous person has caught the public eye. ... But is this famous person,—swimmer, writer, or executioner—thereby significant? ..."
7. The Origin of Emotions: Version 1.0 by Mark Devon (2006)
"You prefer gossiping about a neighbor to gossiping about a famous person. Although a famous person's rank can fall further, you are more likely to make the ..."