What somebody is known for.
, author=John Frith
, title=A pistle to the Christen reader. The Revelation of Antichrist: Antithesis,
, publisher=Luft [i.e. Hoochstraten]
, passage=And Balaam (or as the trueth of the hebrewe hath Bileam) doth signifie the people of no reputation
/ or the vayne people or they that are not counted for people.
* Adjectives often applied to "reputation": good, great, excellent, bad, stellar, tarnished, evil, damaged, dubious, spotless, terrible, ruined, horrible, lost, literary, corporate, global, personal, academic, scientific, posthumous, moral, artistic.
What is said or reported; gossip, rumour.
* 1667 , (John Milton), (Paradise Lost) , Book 1, ll. 651-4:
* 2012 , Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex , Penguin 2013, p. 23:
- There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long / Intended to create, and therein plant / A generation, whom his choice regard / Should favour […].
The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of.
* (William Shakespeare)
- If the accused could produce a specified number of honest neighbours to swear publicly that the suspicion was unfounded, and if no one else came forward to contradict them convincingly, the charge was dropped: otherwise the common fame was held to be true.
- I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=I was about to say that I had known the Celebrity from the time he wore kilts. But I see I will have to amend that, because he was not a celebrity then, nor, indeed, did he achieve fame
until some time after I left New York for the West.}}
* hall of fame
* walk of fame
To make (someone or something) famous.