fame


fame
fame [feım] n [U]
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: Latin fama 'report, fame']
the state of being known about by a lot of people because of your achievements
win/achieve/gain/find fame
Streisand won fame as a singer before she became an actress.
rise/shoot to fame
Plant shot to fame in the seventies as the lead singer of Led Zeppelin.
international/worldwide/national fame
At that time, the Beatles were at the height of their fame .
The town's only claim to fame (=the only reason why it is well known) is that Queen Elizabeth I once visited it.
He set off to find fame and fortune .
of ... fame
(=used to show what someone is famous for)
Hugh Grant, of 'Notting Hill' fame

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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