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Celebrity Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"
  • the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity" ,
  • the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

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Celebrity Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A celebrity is a person who is well known and gets lots of public attention, or attention from other people. A person whom the public knows such as a person in government might be well known but not a celebrity unless something else makes them interesting to other people. Usually a person becomes a celebrity from entertainment such as people who are in movies, people who sing songs, and someone who plays a sport.

People who act in movies and television actors, people who sing are usually celebrities. High-ranking politicians, people who tell people the news, television show hosts, people who go to outer space, major-league athletes and people who sing songs are also sometimes celebrities. Sometimes people such as Mother Teresa have achieved fame because they help people who were in need and are saintly.

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'Celebrity' example sentence in quotations

* A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. - H.L. Mencken

* A sign of a celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services. - Daniel J. Boorstin

* The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. - Henry Kissinger

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Celebrity Sample Sentences in News

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    A celebrity booking agency has told the Texas attorney general's office it is not all right, all right, all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to ... Read more on this news related to 'Celebrity'

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