1 renown, fame, repute, reputation, prominence, eminence, distinction, prestige, famousness, popularity, notability, stardom; notoriety:
Dr Johnson was not enriched in proportion to his celebrity.
2 notable, dignitary, star, luminary, toast of the town, personage, name, personality, superstar:
The hotel lobby was packed with celebrities from show business.
minor | local, international, national | overnight | guest, visiting | showbiz, sporting, television
Tonight's show features a host of celebrities.
VERB + CELEBRITY
The show's success made her an overnight celebrity.
CELEBRITY + NOUN
status | chef
something of a celebrity
He became something of a celebrity in his home town.
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