the big screen

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the big screen

: movies and the movie industry especially when they are being compared to television
  • She was a star of the big screen.
  • The television show was adapted for the big screen.

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

screen play
  1. : a protective or ornamental device (such as a movable partition) shielding an area from heat or drafts or from view

  2. : something that shelters, protects, or hides: such as

  3. : a growth or stand of trees, shrubs, or plants

  1. : to guard from injury or danger

  2. : to give shelter or protection to with or as if with a screen

  3. : to separate with or as if with a screen


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