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I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
Pietro Aretino

Meaning of "fame" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FAME

From Latin fā ma report; related to fārī to say.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FAME

fame  [feɪm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fame is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fame in English.

WHAT DOES FAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fame in the English dictionary

The first definition of fame in the dictionary is the state of being widely known or recognized; renown; celebrity. Other definition of fame is rumour or public report. Fame is also to make known or famous; celebrate.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FAME

PRESENT

Present
I fame
you fame
he/she/it fames
we fame
you fame
they fame
Present continuous
I am faming
you are faming
he/she/it is faming
we are faming
you are faming
they are faming
Present perfect
I have famed
you have famed
he/she/it has famed
we have famed
you have famed
they have famed
Present perfect continuous
I have been faming
you have been faming
he/she/it has been faming
we have been faming
you have been faming
they have been faming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I famed
you famed
he/she/it famed
we famed
you famed
they famed
Past continuous
I was faming
you were faming
he/she/it was faming
we were faming
you were faming
they were faming
Past perfect
I had famed
you had famed
he/she/it had famed
we had famed
you had famed
they had famed
Past perfect continuous
I had been faming
you had been faming
he/she/it had been faming
we had been faming
you had been faming
they had been faming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fame
you will fame
he/she/it will fame
we will fame
you will fame
they will fame
Future continuous
I will be faming
you will be faming
he/she/it will be faming
we will be faming
you will be faming
they will be faming
Future perfect
I will have famed
you will have famed
he/she/it will have famed
we will have famed
you will have famed
they will have famed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been faming
you will have been faming
he/she/it will have been faming
we will have been faming
you will have been faming
they will have been faming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fame
you would fame
he/she/it would fame
we would fame
you would fame
they would fame
Conditional continuous
I would be faming
you would be faming
he/she/it would be faming
we would be faming
you would be faming
they would be faming
Conditional perfect
I would have fame
you would have fame
he/she/it would have fame
we would have fame
you would have fame
they would have fame
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been faming
you would have been faming
he/she/it would have been faming
we would have been faming
you would have been faming
they would have been faming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fame
we let´s fame
you fame
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fame
Past participle
famed
Present Participle
faming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAME


aim
eɪm
became
bɪˈkeɪm
blame
bleɪm
came
keɪm
claim
kleɪm
dame
deɪm
filename
ˈfaɪlˌneɪm
first-name
ˌfɜːstˈneɪm
flame
fleɪm
frame
freɪm
game
ɡeɪm
lame
leɪm
name
neɪm
nickname
ˈnɪkˌneɪm
proclaim
prəˈkleɪm
same
seɪm
shame
ʃeɪm
surname
ˈsɜːˌneɪm
tame
teɪm
username
ˈjuːzəˌneɪm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAME

famed
fameless
familial
familiar
familiar spirit
familiarisation
familiariser
familiarities
familiarity
familiarization
familiarize
familiarizer
familiarly
familiarly known as sb/sth
familiarness
families
Familism
Familist
familistic

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAME

all the same
be to blame
brand name
domain name
file name
first name
full name
Hall of Fame
in the frame
last name
madame
Notre Dame
perfect game
put to shame
rename
sesame
Suriname
the same
to-name
video game

Synonyms and antonyms of fame in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fame» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fame

Translation of «fame» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAME

Find out the translation of fame to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fame from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fame» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

名声
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fama
570 millions of speakers

English

fame
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रसिद्धि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُمْعَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слава
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fama
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খ্যাতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

célébrité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kemasyhuran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ruhm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

名声
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

명예
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ketenaran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự nổi tiếng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புகழ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रसिद्धी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şöhret
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fama
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sława
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слава
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

faimă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φήμη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

roem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kändisskap
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

berømmelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fame

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAME»

The term «fame» is very widely used and occupies the 5.562 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of fame
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «fame» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «fame» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fame

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10 QUOTES WITH «FAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fame.
1
George Matthew Adams
Character is greater than talent, genius, fame, money, friends - there is nothing to compare with it. A man may have all these and yet remain comparatively useless - be unhappy - and die a bankrupt in soul.
2
Marc Anthony
Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none.
3
Pietro Aretino
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
4
Jane Asher
Thank God I've never had the sort of intense fame that means you can't walk up the road. That sort of blazing stardom must be difficult to cope with and maintain; my career has just bubbled along happily.
5
Troy Baker
I don't ever want it to be about me. A friend of mine told me, 'The difference between fame and notoriety is fame is when people know you, and notoriety is when people know your work.' The first one is not respectable, but the second one is, because that leaves a legacy.
6
Christian Nestell Bovee
Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.
7
Jeff Buckley
I sacrificed my anonymity for my father, whereas he sacrificed me for his fame.
8
Peter Carey
Being famous as a writer is like being famous in a village. It's not really any very heady fame.
9
Dan Colen
It's such a paradox. You come from this place where you want fame; you don't want to be bourgeois, but you want to be successful. You want to be accepted, but you also want to be going against the grain. You want to be on the outside, but you want to be on the inside.
10
Patrick Dempsey
Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn't honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAME»

Discover the use of fame in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fame and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fame Game
Plus, there's a new nice girl in "reality" town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she's a lot more experienced at playing the fame game.
Lauren Conrad, 2012
2
Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity
From Greek mythology to the stories of the Christian martyrs and Dr. Faustus, Payne makes the fascinating argument that our relationship to celebrity is perilous, and that we wouldn't have it any other way.
Tom Payne, 2010
3
Fame
A Dream Come True Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood list-a successful, popular actor with a bright future. He has everything a man could want--fame, fortune, and friends.
Karen Kingsbury, 2011
4
Fame
Annotation. "Mark Rowland s brings his philosophical expertise to bear on our concept of fame and explores the reasons behind its radical transformation.
Mark Rowlands, 2008
5
Fame: Lady Gaga
Is it the costumes?
Dan Rafter, 2010
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Fame
Desperate to salvage his career, legendary film director Dorian Rasmirez gambles his fortune on a opulent remake of Wuthering Heights, starring a young, trouble-prone starlet as Cathy and an arrogantly sexy British import as Heathcliff.
Tilly Bagshawe, 2013
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Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite ...
The book culminates in Halpern’s encounter with Rod Stewart’s biggest fan, a woman from Pittsburgh who nominated the singer for Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Jake Halpern, 2008
8
Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett
Damned to Fame is the brilliant and insightful portrait of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett, mysterious and reclusive master of twentieth-century literature.
James Knowlson, 2004
9
Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes
The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers. From the Hardcover edition.
Daniel Kehlmann, 2010
10
Fame: Twilight
Meet Zesty Tastee, flamboyant gay playboy and heir to the Tastee Corporationfortune.
Kim Sherman, Ryan Burton, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fame is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ken Stabler deserves another look from the Hall of Fame
Stabler never got elected to the Hall of Fame and didn't even get very close: He was only a Hall of Fame finalist three times, and voted down on ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
2
How Omar Sharif Rose to Fame
Actor Omar Sharif, who has died at 83, first made major international waves with his role in Lawrence of Arabia, released in late 1962. But, as ... «TIME, Jul 15»
3
NEWS ROUNDUP: Bill Cosby's Star To Remain On Hollywood Walk …
One thing that Cosby won't be losing, however, is his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The answer is no,” Leron Gubler, Hollywood ... «News One, Jul 15»
4
Dead Toronto raccoon draws sidewalk memorial, Internet fame
A lifeless raccoon found a level of fame and garnered an upwelling of sympathy—and snickers—Thursday when the animal's body was ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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Texas Radio Hall of Fame inducts 2015 class
Siegel, who died in early 2013, is being honored in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame's “News Makers & Risk Takers” category for 2015. «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
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Former coach Schreiber on the mend, entering 13th hall of fame
It's the 13th hall of fame for Schreiber but his latest entry ranks just behind his induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of ... «nwitimes.com, Jul 15»
7
Grambling Legends Hall of Fame to induct 11
Walter Dean received a phone call several months ago that he assumed was a prank call. On the other line was a representative from the ... «Shreveport Times, Jul 15»
8
On fast track to fame, Amy Schumer stays true to self
Amy Schumer's publicist is nervously watching as the comedian peeks through the closed doors of a business meeting in progress at the ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
9
Carrie Underwood, Braid Paisley To Perform At Country Music Hall …
Carrie Underwood headlines The Country Music Hall of Fame benefit… Luke Bryan enlists a member of little Big Town for his latest and Steven ... «FOX News Radio, Jul 15»
10
Muisenga family joins Special Olympics Midland Family Hall of Fame
The Muisenga family was inducted into the Family Hall of Fame by ... and we are honored to have them inducted into our Area 30 Hall of Fame. «Midland Daily News, Jul 15»

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