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BLOCKBUSTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blockbuster mean? 

BLOCKBUSTER (noun)
  The noun BLOCKBUSTER has 2 senses:

1. a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)
2. an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

  Familiarity information: BLOCKBUSTER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLOCKBUSTER (noun)


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Meaning:

A large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("blockbuster" is a kind of...):

general-purpose bomb; GP bomb (a large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect)


Sense 2blockbuster [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

megahit; smash hit; blockbuster

Hypernyms ("blockbuster" is a kind of...):

bang; hit; smash; smasher; strike (a conspicuous success)


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