big man on campus

Definition of big man on campus

US, somewhat old-fashioned

  1. :  an important and well-known person especially at a school The quarterback of the football team is a real big man on campus.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of great strength

    :  of great force

    :  large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. :  in a loud or declamatory manner

    :  in a boasting manner

    :  to a large amount or extent

  1. :  an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

    :  major league

    :  a big player :  a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

  1. :  to supply with people (as for service)

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

  1. :  the grounds and buildings of a university, college, or school

    :  a university, college, or school viewed as an academic, social, or spiritual entity

    :  grounds that resemble a campus

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a brief usually trivial fact

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