KJV Dictionary Definition: famous
FA'MOUS, a. L. famosus. See Fame.
1. Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; much talked of and praised; distinguished in story.
Two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation. Num. 16.
It is followed by for. One man is famous for erudition; another, for eloquence; and another, for military skill.
2. sometimes in a bad sense; as a famous counterfeiter; a famous pirate.
FA'MOUSLY, adv. With great renown or celebration.
Then this land was famously enriched with politic grave counsel.
FA'MOUSNESS, n. Renown; great fame; celebrity.