- a famous person
- fame or notoriety
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a famous or well-known person:[countable]Numerous television celebrities attended the ceremony.
renown:[uncountable]had gained celebrity for heroism.
- a famous or well-known person.
- Latin celebritās multitude, fame, festal celebration, equivalent. to celebr- (stem of celeber) often repeated, famous + -itās -ity
- Middle English 1350–1400
- 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged distinction, note, eminence, stardom.