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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Celebrity'

Celebrity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    celebrity n
  1. a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity" [syn: famous person}]
  2. the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed [syn: fame, renown] [ant: infamy]
Celebrity Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Celebrity \Ce*leb"ri*ty\, n.; pl. Celebrities. [L. celebritas: cf. F. c['e]l['e]brit['e].]
  1. Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.] The celebrity of the marriage. --Bacon.
  2. The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington. An event of great celebrity in the history of astronomy. --Whewell.
  3. A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Celebrity'

A celebrity (sometimes referred to as a celeb in popular culture) is a person who is easily recognized in a society or culture.

Generally speaking, a celebrity is someone who gets media attention and in certain circumstances show an extroverted personality. There is a wide range of ways by which people may become celebrities: from their profession, appearances in the mass media, or even by complete accident or infamy. Instant celebrity is the term that is used when someone becomes a celebrity in a very short period of time. In some places, someone that somehow achieves a small amount of transient fame, through hype or mass media, is stereotyped as a B-grade celebrity. Often the stereotype extends to someone that falls short of mainstream or persistent fame but seeks to extend or exploit it. In the 21st century, the insatiable public fascination for celebrities and demand for celebrity gossip has seen the rise of the gossip columnist, tabloid, paparazzi and celebrity blogging.

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* 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 Chef Creates Fridge Hack Out Of Egg Carton
    Celebrity chef and TV personality Alton Brown makes a living by inventing and reinventing everyday kitchen items. His latest demonstration of this really puts the mustard on the hot dog though. Literally. Brown first rose to fame as the host of Food Network's show "Good Eats" from 1999 to 2012. A trademark feature of the show involved the chef improv Read more on this news related to 'Celebrity'
  • Alyssa Milano leads NASCAR fantasy celebrity league
    Drew Ryniewicz set a new season-high points total for all celebrity league players this week with her 385-point effort. That was enough to top Kal Penn (363.5 points), who had four of the same drivers as Ryniewicz in his lineup, and UFC star Johny Hendricks (362 points). Alyssa Milano finished in fourth for the week and maintained her series lead, but there's Read more on this news related to 'Celebrity'
  • Celebrity Cruises Launches Industry’s First Land-Based Wine and Food Festival May 31, 2014
    Celebrity Cruises, which introduced the cruise industry’s first gourmet food truck in 2013, and on the heels of 10 of its restaurants receiving Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence,” has made yet another culinary footprint on land with the industry’s first-ever wine and food festival. Read more on this news related to 'Celebrity'

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