FA'MOUS, adjective [Latin famosus. See Fame.]
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. Numbers 16:2.
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.