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.