(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. dignitary, official, celebrity, notable, figure, somebody, bigwig, VIP (inf.), big wheel (inf.). See importance, nobility.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An individual]
Syn. human being, someone, individual; see man 3 , person 1 , woman 1 .
2. [A notable]
Syn. personality, individual, distinguished person, dignitary, well-known person, person in the limelight, celebrity, cynosure, star, somebody*, big man*, big boss*, bigwig*, brass*, chief*, prince*, nabob*, very important person*, VIP*, big man on campus*, BMOC*; see also success 3 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
VIP, notable, *big shot, somebody, celebrity, dignitary, public figure, star, luminary, *bigwig.
ANT.: nobody, *zero, unknown
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A person portrayed in fiction or drama: character, persona. See REAL. 2. A member of the human race: being, body, creature, homo, human, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, soul. See BEINGS. 3. An important, influential person: character, dignitary, eminence, leader, lion, nabob, notability, notable. Informal: big-timer, heavyweight, somebody, someone, VIP. Slang: big shot, big wheel, bigwig, muckamuck. See IMPORTANT. 4. A famous person: celebrity, hero, lion, luminary, name, notable, personality. Informal: big name. See KNOWLEDGE.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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