Big Ben

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The Clock Tower, popularly called Big Ben

Proper noun[edit]

Big Ben

  1. (strictly) The hour bell in the Elizabeth Tower (formerly known as the Clock Tower), adjacent to the Houses of Parliament in London in the United Kingdom.
  2. (popularly) The clock tower itself.


Usage notes[edit]

  • The name Big Ben officially refers to the bell, but is almost invariably used to refer to the London landmark itself. The landmark is officially called Elizabeth Tower.



Proper noun[edit]

Big Ben m

  1. Big Ben (the hour bell in London)