Definition of of — fame in US English:

of — fame


  • Having a particular famous association; famous for having or being —

    ‘the Cariboo country of gold rush fame’
    • ‘After their huge success on the TV show Reborn in the USA, Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet fame and Peter Cox, with his band Go West, are joining together to embark on a national tour.’
    • ‘The show was screened around the world and starred David Schwimmer of Friends fame and British actor Damian Lewis.’
    • ‘All 420 pupils were decked out in their sports attire and runners ready to take on some of the seven foot players of Notre Dame fame at their own game - basketball!’
    • ‘I wasn't half bad at it aged 16 and ‘performed’ in some sort of contest in front of Lord Cudlipp of Daily Mirror fame.’
    • ‘Mojave Aerospace Ventures is funded by one of the most famous names in the computer world, Paul Allen of Microsoft fame.’