WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ce•leb•ri•ty /səˈlɛbrɪti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. a famous or well-known person:[countable]Numerous television celebrities attended the ceremony.
  2. fame;
    renown:[uncountable]had gained celebrity for heroism.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ce•leb•ri•ty  (sə lebri tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties  for 1.
  1. a famous or well-known person.
  2. fame;
    renown.
  • 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.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

celebrity /sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. a famous person
  2. fame or notoriety



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