As adjectives the difference between significant and famous
is that significant
is signifying something; carrying meaning while famous
is well known.
As a noun significant
is that which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
Signifying something; carrying meaning.
* Sir Walter Raleigh
- a significant''' word or sound; a '''significant look
Having a covert or hidden meaning.
Having a noticeable or major effect; notable.
- It was well said of Plotinus, that the stars were significant , but not efficient.
- That was a significant step in the right direction.
Reasonably large in number or amount.
(statistics) Having a low probability of occurring by chance (for example, having high correlation and thus likely to be related).
- The First World War was a significant event.
That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
- In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts.
In the public eye.
- Some people are only famous within their city.
* famed, noted, celebrated, well-known, renowned
* famous last words