KJV Dictionary Definition: fame


FAME, n. L. fama; Gr. from to speak.

1. Public report or rumor.

The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come. Gen. 14.

2. Favorable report; report of good or great actions; report that exalts the character; celebrity; renown; as the fame of Howard or of Washington; the fame of Solomon.

And the fame of Jesus went throughout all Syria. Matt. 4.

FAME, v.t.

1. To make famous.

2. To report.


FA'MED, a. Much talked of; renowned; celebrated; distinguished and exalted by favorable reports. Aristides was famed for learning and wisdom, and Cicero for eloquence.

He is famed for mildness, peace and prayer.