famePronunciation: (fām), [key]
—n., v., famed, fam•ing.
widespread reputation, esp. of a favorable character; renown; public eminence: to seek fame as an opera singer.
common estimation or opinion generally held of a person or thing; reputation.
to have or spread the renown of; to make famous.
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