famously

famously
[[t]fe͟ɪməsli[/t]]
1) ADV: usu ADV adj, also ADV with v You use famously to refer to a fact that is well known, usually because it is remarkable or extreme.

Authors are famously ignorant about the realities of publishing...

As Wren's epitaph famously declares, the cathedral itself is his monument.

2) ADV: ADV after v If you get on or get along famously with someone, you are very friendly with each other and enjoy meeting and being together. [INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED]

I got on famously with Leary from the first time we met.


English dictionary. 2008.

См. также в других словарях:

  • famously — [fā′məs lē] adv. 1. in a manner that is or that has become famous or notorious 2. in words that have become famous [as Patrick Henry famously said “Give me liberty, or give me death!”] 3. excellently; very well [they got along …   Universalium

  • famously — [fā′məs lē] adv. 1. in a manner that is or that has become famous or notorious 2. in words that have become famous [as Patrick Henry famously said “Give me liberty, or give me death!”] 3. excellently; very well [they got along famously] …   English World dictionary

  • Famously — Fa mous*ly, adv. In a famous manner; in a distinguished degree; greatly; splendidly. [1913 Webster] Then this land was famously enriched With politic grave counsel. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • famously — 1570s, from FAMOUS (Cf. famous) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • famously — fa|mous|ly [ feıməsli ] adverb in a way that is known about by a lot of people: The city s nightclubs are famously glamorous. the Titanic, which famously sank on its maiden voyage get along/on famously BRITISH OLD FASHIONED to have a very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • famously — UK [ˈfeɪməslɪ] / US adverb in a way that is known about by a lot of people The city s clubs are famously glamorous. the Titanic, which famously sank on its maiden voyage • get along/on famously British old fashioned to have a very friendly… …   English dictionary

  • famously — fa|mous|ly [ˈfeıməsli] adv 1.) get on/along famously old fashioned to have a friendly relationship with someone 2.) in a way that is famous ▪ The trouble with common sense, as Voltaire famously observed, is that it is not very common …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • famously — fa•mous•ly [[t]ˈfeɪ məs li[/t]] adv. cvb very well; excellently; in a splendid manner: He s doing famously. They get on famously together[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • famously — adv. Famously is used with these verbs: ↑declare, ↑observe, ↑remark …   Collocations dictionary

  • famously — adverb 1 get on/along famously old fashioned to have a friendly relationship with someone 2 formal in a way that is famous …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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