1. widely known and esteemed;
- Example: "a famous actor"
- Example: "a celebrated musician"
- Example: "a famed scientist"
- Example: "an illustrious judge"
- Example: "a notable historian"
- Example: "a renowned painter"
[syn: celebrated, famed, far-famed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned]
2. having an illustrious past;
[syn: celebrated, historied, storied]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Celebrate \Cel"e*brate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Celebrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Celebrating.] [L. celebratus, p. p. of celebrare to frequent, to celebrate, fr. celeber famous.] 1. To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High. [1913 Webster] 2. To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday. [1913 Webster] From even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath. --Lev. xxiii. 32. [1913 Webster] 3. To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage. Syn: To commemorate; distinguish; honor. Usage: To Celebrate, Commemorate. We commemorate events which we desire to keep in remembrance, when we recall them by some special observace; as, to commemorate the death of our Savior. We celebrate by demonstrations of joy or solemnity or by appropriate ceremonies; as, to celebrate the birthday of our Independence. [1913 Webster] We are called upon to commemorate a revolution as surprising in its manner as happy in its consequences. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] Earth, water, air, and fire, with feeling glee, Exult to celebrate thy festival. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Celebrated \Cel"e*bra`ted\, a. Having celebrity; distinguished; renowned. [1913 Webster] Celebrated for the politeness of his manners. --Macaulay. Syn: Distinguished; famous; noted; famed; renowned; illustrious. See Distinguished. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
44 Moby Thesaurus words for "celebrated": acclaimed, conspicuous, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, estimable, exceptional, extraordinary, fabled, famed, famous, far-famed, far-heard, great, honored, illustrious, legendary, marked, memorable, much acclaimed, mythical, noble, notable, noted, noteworthy, notorious, of mark, of note, outstanding, popular, prestigious, prominent, rare, remarkable, rememberable, renowned, reputable, special, striking, talked-about, talked-of, telling, unforgettable, well-known