- big namesN-COUNTA big name is a person who is successful and famous because of their work.
...all the big names in rock and pop.
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big name — ˌbig ˈname noun [countable] a very well known person, company, product etc: • The company has already signed up some big names to provide the content for its news service. • The plan is supported by some of the biggest names in the US auto… … Financial and business terms
big-name — /big naym /, adj. 1. having a widespread public reputation as a leader in a specified field; famous: a big name doctor; a big name actress. 2. of, pertaining to, or composed of a big name person or persons. [1925 30, Amer.] * * * … Universalium
big-name — UK US noun [C] ► a well known and successful company, person, or product: »He works for one of the big names in medical services. big name adjective ► »They won the support of big name investors … Financial and business terms
big name — noun count INFORMAL a famous person in a particular activity: A lot of big names showed up at the gallery opening. big name in: a big name in local politics … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
big name — big′ name′ n. a recognized leader in a particular field: one of the big names in education[/ex] • Etymology: 1930–35 big′ name , adj … From formal English to slang
big name — /ˈbɪg neɪm/ (say big naym) noun a person or organisation that is widely known, usually in a specified field: all the big names will be there; a big name in advertising … Australian English dictionary
big´-name´ — big name, U.S. Informal. a well known or established person or thing. –big´ name´, adjective … Useful english dictionary
big name — n a famous person or group, especially a musician, actor etc ▪ Poor attendance at the concert was put down to the lack of big names … Dictionary of contemporary English
big name — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a big name performer or personage the big name is the one you read about on page one N.M.Loomis get some big names for the show * * * a person who has a preeminent public reputation in a specified field: He s a big name in… … Useful english dictionary
big-name — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : of top rank in popular recognition : notable a big name industrialist a big name university big name guests at a hotel 2. : of or involving a big name person, organization, or product … Useful english dictionary