Meaning of big picture in English:

big picture

Pronunciation /bɪɡ ˈpɪktʃə/


  • 1 informal The main film in a cinema programme, a feature film; (more generally) a major, big-budget film.

  • 2US Usually with the. A broad overview of a situation, issue, or problem; a wide perspective or appraisal, especially regarded as an effective way to identify essential features or evaluate overall aims and strategy.


Early 20th century. From big + picture.