blockbuster definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a large, aerial bomb that can demolish a large area
- ☆ a particularly powerful, forceful, or effective person or thing; specif., an expensive or pretentious film, novel, etc. intended to have wide popular appeal
- ☆ a real-estate dealer who engages in blockbusting
blockbuster definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Something, such as a film or book, that sustains widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales.
- A high-explosive bomb used for demolition purposes.
- One that engages in the practice of blockbusting.
Origin: Sense 3, from blockbusting.
blockbuster - Business Definition
A product or service that achieves enormous success. Movie studios, toy companies, publishers, and music producers are all looking for the next blockbuster.