big name


Definition of big name 

: a performer or personage of top rank in popular recognition a big name in the business world

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big-name \ˈbig-ˌnām \ adjective

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With Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri reportedly lined up to replace Conte and the futures of Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and other big names still yet to be decided, fans have only one question: What is happening at Chelsea?, "How Roman Abramovich Lost His Grip on English Football & What it Means for Chelsea Moving Forward," 29 June 2018 While the project was initially led by IBM, Mr. Behlendorf, 45, has helped bring in other big names who are helping to make Hyperledger the focus of much of the corporate and governmental interest in blockchains today. New York Times, "The People Leading the Blockchain Revolution," 27 June 2018 Here’s how to follow every keynote from Sony, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Nintendo, Bethesda and basically every other big name in gaming. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Trump leaves a rocky G7 summit to meet with Kim Jong-un in Singapore," 11 June 2018 Other big names to produce content for the streaming service include Shonda Rhimes, David Letterman (who had President Obama on as his first guest), Martin Scorsese, Ava DuDernay, the Cohen brothers, and Spike Lee. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "The Obamas are Heading to Netflix With a Multi-Year Agreement to Produce Series and Films," 21 May 2018 Whirlwinds of conversation and introductions between mega-stars take place, while other big names stand in silent, meditative states, possibly contemplating the right poses or the hellish thought of taking a dive down the stairs. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Watch: Kate Moss, Bella Hadid, and Co. Confess Their Fashion Sins at the Met Gala," 10 May 2018 Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are already onboard for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, and now, Deadline reports that these two may be joined by a few other big names as well., "Margot Robbie Joins Quentin Tarantino's Controversial Charles Manson Movie," 9 May 2018 Other big names include England’s Manchester City and Manchester United; Spain’s Barcelona; Italy’s AC Milan; and Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, featuring Hershey native Christian Pulisic. Jonathan Tannenwald,, "Bayern Munich to play Juventus in Philadelphia in International Champions Cup," 14 Apr. 2018 Other big names on the lineup this year include breakout star SZA, groups Portugal. the Man and HAIM, Vince Staples and French Montana. Dave Quinn,, "Coachella Selfie! Nicki Minaj Hangs with Shania Twain, The Weeknd and More Stars at Epic Party," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of big name

1881, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of big name

: a very famous person

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