\fame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. famed (?),; p. pr. & vb. n. faming.]
1. to report widely or honorably. the field where thou art famed to have wrought such wonders.
2. to make famous or renowned. those hesperian gardens famed of old.
\fame\ (?), n. [of. fame, l. fama, fr. fari to speak, akin to gr. &?;&?;&?;&?; a saying, report, &?;&?;&?;&?;&?; to speak. see ban, and cf. fable, fate, euphony, blame.] 1. public report or rumor. the fame thereof was heard in pharaoh's house. xlv. 16.
2. report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of washington. i find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.
house of ill fame