the Big Apple

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Big Apple

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

Word by Word Definitions

big play
  1. : of great strength

  2. : of great force

  3. : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent

  1. : in a loud or declamatory manner

  2. : to a large amount or extent

  3. : on a large scale

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

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

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

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


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