Let’s celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a definition of celebrity (probably written by some non-celebrity):
a famous person.
synonyms: famous person, VIP, very important person, personality, newsmaker, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, movie star
the state of being well known.
“his prestige and celebrity grew”
synonyms: fame, prominence, renown, eminence, preeminence, stardom, popularity, distinction, note, notability, prestige, stature, repute, reputation
“his celebrity grew”
What do my celebrated readers notice about that definition?
Here’s another definition of celebrity, written by a non-celebrity at the celebrated Merriam-Webster:
noun ce·leb·ri·ty \sə-ˈle-brə-tē\
Popularity: Bottom 50% of words
Simple Definition of celebrity
: the state of being famous or celebrated
: a person who is famous
Full Definition of celebrity
1: the state of being celebrated : fame
2: a famous or celebrated person
Examples of celebrity in a sentence
The actress lived a life of celebrity.
There were many celebrities at the party.
First Known Use of celebrity
What made you want to look up celebrity?
This non-celebrity would like to celebrate and answer the question I found in that Merriam-Webster definition of celebrity. That is, what made me want to look up celebrity?
- Since I did not make it onto the TV show “The Voice,” I doubt I will ever become a celebrity (according to the definitions above).
- Yesterday I took a picture of somebody who is a celebrity to me.
That, my celebrated readers, is Bah, who works at the garage where I park my celebrated yellow car. Bah told me he is also the head cook at the hospital where I work, which means that, thanks to him, every Friday I can celebrate THE BEST MACARONI AND CHEESE I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE (featured in previous, perhaps celebrated posts here, here, and here).
Bah also told me, yesterday, that he is one of the celebrities in this celebrated flu-fighting video (appearing at 0:23, 1:07, 2:49, and 3:42):
Perhaps, like Bah, I’ll be a YouTube celebrity one day, too (especially since I’m working on a theme song for my team at work).
Do any of the other photos I took yesterday fit today’s topic of “celebrity,” to you?
Now it’s time to celebrate your thoughts and feelings about this “Celebrity” post. If you leave a comment below, you’ll be celebrated (if not a celebrity) at The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally.
Celebratory thanks to Bah, to Carl Jung,* to THE BEST MACARONI AND CHEESE I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE, and to everybody and everything else that helped me write today’s non-celebrity post. I am now officially celebrating you — of course! — for visiting here, today.
* Yesterday morning, when I was driving into work, I heard beloved Boston celebrity Laura Carlo announce on WCRB classical radio that it was “National Take Your Action Figure to Work” day. Isn’t that something else to celebrate?
When I see your gravatar, I know it is you, Ann, you are someone who may be like my old, long closely-held friends who pick up conversations where they were left off. I still see you on our “in common” friend’s blogs. I just have spent the past 6 months wandering in and out of blogs. You and your “song” (voice) have been heard and registered as “special” in my mind. Smiles, Robin