the Big Apple

Definition of the Big Apple

informal

  1. —used as a name for New York City She moved to the Big Apple after she graduated.

Word by Word Definitions

bigplay Big
  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

appleplay Apple
  1. :  the fleshy, usually rounded red, yellow, or green edible pome fruit of a usually cultivated tree (genus Malus) of the rose family

    :  an apple tree — compare crab apple

    :  a fruit (such as a star apple) or other vegetative growth (such as an oak apple) suggestive of an apple


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