A celebrity is a very famous person. If you single handedly save an entire family from a burning building, you'll become a local celebrity.


Celebration; solemnization.

a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"

the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed

Celebration; solemnization.

The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown; as, the celebrity of Washington.

A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.


Ce*leb"ri*ty , n.; pl. Celebriries . [L. celebritas: cf. F. c'82l'82brit'82.] 1. Celebration; solemnization. [Obs.]
The celebrity of the marriage.
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.
3. A person of distinction or renown; -- usually in the plural; as, he is one of the celebrities of the place.

Celebration; solemnization.


Usage Examples

Celebrity doesn't have anything to do with art or craft. It's about being rich and thinking that you're better than everybody else.

And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that was recognizable everywhere, I'd just crawl under a rock and you know, have someone run over the rock with a car, or something.

Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything.

I'm sick to death of famous people standing up and using their celebrity to promote a cause. If I see a particular need, I do try to help. But there's a lot that can be achieved by putting a check in the right place and shutting up about it.

I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.

I have a great job writing for 'The Office,' but, really, all television writers do is dream of one day writing movies. I'll put it this way: At the Oscars the most famous person in the room is, like, Angelina Jolie. At the Emmys the huge exciting celebrity is Bethenny Frankel. You get what I mean.

I never wanted to be a celebrity I never wanted to be famous. And in my daily life, I work really hard to not trade on it in any way.

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Other Usage Examples

I could have been more famous if I did all the glitzy things, but celebrity always seemed so unnecessary.

I think anybody who's famous has to deal with their fame in their own way, and I dealt with it by making a film about a kid who's looking out into the world of celebrity obsession.

Celebrity culture, it's everywhere, isn't it? It's reality TV, Big Brother. I didn't become a footballer to be famous, I became a footballer to be successful. I didn't want to be famous. Now people want to be famous. Why? Why would you want people following you about all day?

Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted.

I always had an interest in fashion because my mom is a celebrity fashion stylist. I grew up being on set or in showrooms.

At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It's unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist.

I think our culture has gotten so skewed. People assume that because you're an actor you want to write a book to exploit your celebrity, but my celebrity is only a byproduct of me making movies. I have no intention of being a celebrity.

Celebrity means that I can affect people in a positive way.

Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats at a sporting event.

I did not become successful in my work through embracing or engaging in celebrity culture. I never signed away my privacy in exchange for success.


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