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Basketball players want contact to get a foul called. Slaps on the wrist and bumps on the shoulder are big time to them, and they don't like that. In football, you get that all the time. The whole mental makeup is different.
Warren Moon

Meaning of "big time" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIG TIME

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIG TIME

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Big time is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIG TIME

big name
big night
big noise
big on
big one
big science
big screen
big shot
Big Smoke
Big Society
big stick
Big Ten
big tent
Big Three
big toe
big top
big tree
big up
big wheel
big White Chief

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIG TIME

ahead of time
all the time
at one time
at the same time
from time to time
full time
in good time
in no time
in the fullness of time
in the nick of time
in time
local time
on time
once upon a time
opening time
real time
short time
spare time
summer time
the big time
time

Synonyms and antonyms of big time in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BIG TIME»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «big time» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of big time

Translation of «big time» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIG TIME

Find out the translation of big time to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of big time from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «big time» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

第一流的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de alto nivel
570 millions of speakers

English

big time
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बड़े समय
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وقت كبير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

большое время
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a sério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বড় সময়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de première catégorie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masa yang besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Spitzen-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

一流の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일류의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

wektu penting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thời gian lớn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெரிய நேரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोठे वेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

büyük zaman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di alto livello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Big Time
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

великий час
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mare de timp
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

groot tyd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

big time
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

big time
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of big time

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIG TIME»

The term «big time» is very widely used and occupies the 19.659 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIG TIME» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about big time

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10 QUOTES WITH «BIG TIME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word big time.
1
Beth Broderick
I was a total nerd growing up. I'd rather sit home and read a novel on New Year's Eve and say, 'Wow, I read the whole thing in one night!' That was my idea of a big time.
2
Matt Cameron
Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board.
3
Joelle Carter
Living in Georgia, I never wanted to model. But I had the travel bug big time when I was young. I think because I had an all-American look, I was great for catalogs. They constantly sent me overseas for editorial, but I would always come back with catalog jobs. I was fine with that. It served my purpose to see the world.
4
Greg Cipes
Every Halloween for six years, I was a Ninja Turtle, and Mikey was my favorite. The turtles really made me who I am today. They got me into martial arts, meditation, surfing, skateboarding; big time influence on who I am today.
5
Izabel Goulart
I don't have any hidden talents but if you dare me to do something I'll go after it big time.
6
Sam Hunt
I had some interesting costumes... the one that I remember right offhand is Zorro when I was a lot younger. I was a big time Zorro fan. My mom helped me make it, and I remember having a big issue with the fact that she wouldn't let me carry around a real metal sword; it just had to be plastic.
7
Peter Lynch
Well, I think the secret is if you have a lot of stocks, some will do mediocre, some will do okay, and if one of two of 'em go up big time, you produce a fabulous result. And I think that's the promise to some people.
8
Imelda May
I had a big time punk-rock phase and psychobilly phase. I used to go mad for the Guana Batz.
9
Todd McFarlane
That became a big time in comic books because it's when people were starting to break out into independent stuff, the market was getting choked with speculators and everybody was trying to do their own trick covers.
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Warren Moon
Basketball players want contact to get a foul called. Slaps on the wrist and bumps on the shoulder are big time to them, and they don't like that. In football, you get that all the time. The whole mental makeup is different.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIG TIME»

Discover the use of big time in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to big time and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Big Time
The most notable work of the series is the Hugo Award-winning novel The Big Time, in which doctors, entertainers, and wounded soldiers find themselves treacherously trapped with an activated atomic bomb inside the Place, a room existing ...
Fritz Leiber, 2014
2
The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Filled with mind-blowing details of major NCAA football scandals, with stops at Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Missouri, BYU, LSU, Texas A&M and many more, The System explores and exposes the complex, and perhaps broken, machine that ...
Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian, 2013
3
Big Time Rush
Introduces the characters and settings of the television show about four Minnesota teenagers who form a boy band and move to Los Angeles in hope of becoming pop stars, and offers quizzes, a list of their songs, and plots of five episodes.
Scholastic Inc., 2011
4
Big-Time Sports in American Universities
Drawing on new research findings, this book takes a fresh look at the role of commercial sports in American universities.
Charles T. Clotfelter, 2011
5
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time
After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisfy his academically demanding father. Reprint.
Lisa Yee, 2005
6
Pay for Play: A History of Big-time College Athletic Reform
This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, faculty, conferences, university presidents, the NCAA, legislatures, and the ...
Ronald Austin Smith, 2011
7
Make the Big Time Where You Are
You see, the man didn't recognize what diamonds were really like in their natural state. This book will reveal to you what THE BIG TIME is all about in its natural state.
Frosty Westering, 1990
8
Big Time Audition
When producer Gustavo Roque holds auditions in Minnesota, James, who wants to be a singer, persuades his three best friends to join him, even though Logan wants to be a doctor, Kendall wants to play hockey, and Carlos just wants to be ...
Alana Cohen, Scott Fellows, 2011
9
The Big Time
" In that instant, Troy's life is changed. Powerfully charged from start to finish, this is an amazing portrayal of Troy's struggle to make his lifetime dreams of being with his father come true.
Tim Green, 2010
10
Big Time Olie
Frustrated when his parents tell him he is too little for some things and too big for others, Olie decides to use the shrink and grow-a-lator.
‎2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIG TIME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term big time is used in the context of the following news items.
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RC Club of Great Falls: Big time racing on a small scale
“There's about 11 of us adults that actually race and these guys have been racing for 24 years. They're pretty experienced.” Estaban Gonzales is a member of ... «KRTV Great Falls News, Jul 15»
2
Good monsoon sees farming activities get underway big time
After many years, the taluk is blessed with good monsoon beginning this time. Farmers are enthusiastically involved in agricultural activities ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
3
UCLA Offers Pair of Big Time Offensive Linemen
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – While the PAC-12 conference is typically thought of as a passing league, UCLA found a productive balance to its ... «Today's U, Jul 15»
4
Thole: Blankenship breaks through big time
Former Stillwater Area High School and University of Minnesota standout Ben Blankenship is enjoying a break-out year in 2015 while running ... «Stillwater Gazette, Jul 15»
5
Iron Ore Price Slumps Big Time: Bad news for Rio Tinto?
Premium mining companies such as Rio Tinto plc are currently in hot waters, as iron ore prices continue to slide over time, primarily due to ... «Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, Jul 15»
6
Battle of the Fandoms, Round 1: Fooo Conspiracy Vs. Big Time Rush
Of course, Big Time Rush might give them a run for their money. While they may not be officially a band anymore, we still have their albums ... «Fanlala, Jul 15»
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Shenendehowa's Kevin Huerter got taste of big time at Nike …
Shenendehowa's Kevin Huerter played with LeBron James and Anthony Davis last month near Los Angeles. The game was in a converted ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
8
Superman to mess up big time in Batman vs Superman?
Superman to mess up big time in Batman vs Superman? by Robert Shawn ⋅ Posted on July 5th, 2015 at 6:52am. Share on Facebook. Now Batman vs ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
9
Big Data set to hit the Big Time
Still a relatively small part of the overall IT market, Big Data is now forecast to grow significantly over the coming years, according to the latest ... «iTWire, Jul 15»
10
Sunday Big Time - Recapping The Week's Top Sports Stories
Andy Malnoske has your Sunday Big Time installment with a quick preview of the 2014 Women's World Cup Soccer Title game and more. «CNYcentral.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Big time [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/big-time>. Aug 2019 ».
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