blockbuster


blockbuster
blockbuster also block-buster, big bomb (4,000 pounds or larger, according to some sources), 1942, from BLOCK (Cf. block) (n.) in the "built-up city square" sense. Entertainment sense is attested from 1957. U.S. sense of "real estate broker who sells a house to a black family on an all-white neighborhood," thus sparking an exodus, is from 1955.

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  • Blockbuster — can refer to: * Blockbuster (entertainment), a term for a successful entertainment production, especially a film * Blockbuster (2004 book), a non fiction book by Tom Shone about Hollywood blockbusters * Blockbuster Inc., a DVD and video game… …   Wikipedia

  • blockbuster — block‧bust‧er [ˈblɒkˌbʌstə ǁ ˈblɑːkˌbʌstər] noun [countable] informal a very successful film or book, usually one that is full of action or adventure but is not very serious: • the latest Hollywood blockbuster * * * blockbuster UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • blockbuster — index bomb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • blockbuster — s. m. Livro, filme, exposição ou outro objeto cultural que atinge grande popularidade ou sucesso. • Plural: blockbusters.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • blockbuster — /blokˈbaster, ingl. ˈblHkˌbʌstə(r)/ [lett. «grande bomba per la demolizione di vaste aree», comp. di block «caseggiato» e buster «che demolisce»] s. m. inv. film di successo □ bestseller (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • blockbuster — (izg. blȍkbaster) m DEFINICIJA 1. film ili knjiga koji zbog popularnosti postižu i dobar financijski rezultat 2. ekspr. netko ili nešto od izuzetne važnosti, vrlo istaknuto ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • blockbuster — ► NOUN informal ▪ a film or book that is a great commercial success. DERIVATIVES blockbusting adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • blockbuster — [bläk′bus΄tər] n. Informal 1. a large, aerial bomb that can demolish a large area ☆ 2. a particularly powerful, forceful, or effective person or thing; specif., an expensive or pretentious film, novel, etc. intended to have wide popular appeal ☆… …   English World dictionary

  • Blockbuster — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Blockbuster (homonymie). Blockbuster (en anglais, littéralement « qui fait exploser le quartier ») était à l origine un terme du jargon théâtral américain qui qualifiait une pièce remportant un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Blockbuster — Ein Blockbuster, auch Event Movie, Mainstream Film oder A Movie, seltener A Film, als rhetorische Analogie zum B Movie, bezeichnet in der medialen Berichterstattung kommerziell sehr erfolgreiche Kinoproduktionen. Die hier im übertragenen Sinne… …   Deutsch Wikipedia