Webster 1913 Edition
famafame: cf. F.
Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; mach talked of; distinguished in story; – used in either a good or a bad sense, chiefly the former; often followed by for;
famousfor erudition, for eloquence, for military skill; a
Syn. – Noted; remarkable; signal; conspicuous; celebrated; renowned; illustrious; eminent; transcendent; excellent.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Celebrated in fame or public report; renowned; much talked of and praised; distinguished in story.
Two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation. Num. 16.
It is followed by for. One man is famous for erudition; another, for eloquence; and another, for military skill.
2.sometimes in a bad sense; as a famous counterfeiter; a famous pirate.