big game


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big game

n.
Large animals or fish hunted or caught for sport.

big′-game′ adj.

big game

n
1. (Hunting) large animals that are hunted or fished for sport
2. informal the objective of an important or dangerous undertaking

big′ game′


n.
1. large wild animals, esp. when hunted for sport.
2. a major objective, esp. one that involves risk.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.big game - large animals that are hunted for sportbig game - large animals that are hunted for sport
game - animal hunted for food or sport
Translations
حَيَوانات كَبيرَه
divokávysoká zvěř
storvildt
nagyvad
stór veiîidÿr
divá/vysoká zver
büyük av hayvanı

big

(big) adjective
1. large in size. a big car.
2. important. a big event.
big game
large animals (usually lions, tigers etc) that are hunted. He hunts big game in Africa; a big game hunter.
References in classic literature ?
Come to me, Lone Wolf, for there is big game afoot!
With his civilized friends he had hunted big game with the weapons of civilization and though he never had killed except for food or in self-defense he had amused himself firing at inanimate targets thrown into the air and had perfected himself in the use of firearms without realizing that he had done so.
I expect you've heard of him; shoots big game and all that.
The lightless walls seem to spring from the very mud upon which the stranded barges lie; and the narrow lanes coming down to the foreshore resemble the paths of smashed bushes and crumbled earth where big game comes to drink on the banks of tropical streams.
From a heterogeneous collection of loot, Achmet Zek procured a pith helmet and a European saddle, and from his black slaves and followers a party of porters, askaris and tent boys to make up a modest safari for a big game hunter.
For sport, you might fish in Norway or Iceland, or shoot in Hungary; you could run to a yacht if you cared about it, and if you fancy big game, why, there's all Africa before you.
He had shot big game in Siam, pearled in the Paumotus, visited Tolstoy, seen the Passion Play, and crossed the Andes on mule-back; while he was a living directory of the fever holes of West Africa.
He accompanied the men on several hunting trips where they found him perfectly at home and well versed in all the finer points of big game hunting.
But he was indeed a hero in the eyes of these men--men accustomed to hunting big game.
You know, the foot-ball players have to train before the big game.
He found himself at moments - once he had placed his single light on some mantel-shelf or in some recess - stepping back into shelter or shade, effacing himself behind a door or in an embrasure, as he had sought of old the vantage of rock and tree; he found himself holding his breath and living in the joy of the instant, the supreme suspense created by big game alone.
Later on, after they had the big game safe in the net, they troubled their heads no more about that peasant.