Definition of Big time

1. Noun. The highest level of an occupation (especially in entertainment).

Generic synonyms: Success

Definition of Big time

1. Noun. The highest, or most prestigious level in any field, especially in entertainment. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Big Time

big rig
big sagebrush
big school
big science
big screen
big shagbark
big shellbark
big shellbark hickory
big shot
big sister
big sisters
big slick
big spender
big stick
big tent
big time (current term)
big tobacco
big toe
big toes
big top
big tree
big up
big upped
big ups
big wheel
big wheels
big whoop
big wig
big wigs
big wow

Literary usage of Big time

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1918)
"Chapter Fourteen: Its "big time" Vaudeville Vaudeville may be described as a form of theatrical entertainment devised for the delectation of admirers of ..."

2. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1911)
"I have had a big time. Well, I must close for this time because I am going to take one more look around before I leave here to-morrow. I send love to you. ..."

3. Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department edited by Warren Christopher (1998)
"At 12:57 am, the message went out from the station: "They just tased and beat the susp up big time in the pursuit." At 1:07 am, a further message said: "CHP ..."

4. The Never-Bored Kid Book 2, Ages 7-8 by Tanya Dean (2006)
"/Addition Max, Fred, and Jim are big-time bowlers. They are playing a very good team: Carl, Sam, and Don. Add up the scores to see which team won the ..."

5. 54 by Wu Ming (2005)
"The Emperor plays big-time. The Emperor loses big-time, very big. Given that the money isn't his. Fees from American taxpayers ..."

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