What does the word celebrity mean?

Usage examples for celebrity

  1. In private affairs there is nothing so tiresome and inconvenient as the presence of a celebrity. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  2. Tombs of celebrity at the cemetery of Meccah, 249, et seq. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. Every one of them was remarkable in some way, and more or less famous; already had made a reputation and was looked upon as a celebrity; or if not yet a celebrity, gave brilliant promise of becoming one. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov