Big Four

Big Four

Big Four or The Big Four may refer to:


*Big Four (companies)
**Record labels: Sony BMG, EMI, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group
**American television networks: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX
*Big Four (banks), in various countries
*Big Four auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, and KPMG
*The "Big Four" law firms or "Global Quartet", i.e. the Magic Circle minus Slaughter and May which has in general not pursued international expansion
*The Big Four, owners of the Central Pacific Railroad
*The Big Four railway companies in Argentina, prior to railway nationalisation in 1948, were the broad-gauge British-owned Buenos Aires Western, the Buenos Aires and Pacific, the Central Argentine and the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway.
*Big Four British railway companies, the four largest railway companies in the United Kingdom in the period 1923-1947
*Zaibatsu: Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Sumitomo and Yasuda are the most historically significant zaibatsu groups
*The Big Four (WWI), leaders who met in France after an armistice of World War I, including Woodrow Wilson of the United States, David Lloyd George of Britain, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, and Georges Clemenceau of France.
*Big Four Railroad, another name for the now defunct Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway


* The Big Four major sports leagues in North America: The National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League
* Big Four (English football), Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, who have been the dominant forces in the Premier League in recent years.
*Big Four of Maryland Thoroughbred racing


*Big Four, West Virginia, United States.
*Big Four Bridge (Louisville), Kentucky, United States. [Harrowdown Hill]
*Big Four Mountain, Snohomish County, Washington, United States.


*Big Four (Indian snakes), the deadliest of India's venomous snakes.


* The Big 4 is a daily lottery game held by the Pennsylvania Lottery since 1980, and has been drawn twice-daily since 2003. [ [ Pennsylvania Lottery - Benefits Older Pennsylvanians. Every Day ] ]
* The 'Big Four', the dominant diplomatic figures at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 (Georges Clemenceau, Prime Minister of France; David Lloyd George, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States; and Vittorio Orlando, Prime Minister of Italy)
* "The Big Four" (novel), by Agatha Christie.
* Chicago's Big Four (debutantes), four prominent Chicago debutantes during World War I.
* The "Big Four Biker Gangs" - according to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the four largest Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG)
* The "Big Four" American thrash metal bands: Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer.
* The "Big Four" American grunge bands: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.
* The "Big Four" progressive metal bands: Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree and Opeth.
* The "Big Four" countries of the European Union (Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom).
* The "Big Four" countries of the Eurovision Song Contest (Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom) who since 2000 are automatically qualified for the final regardless of their results from the previous year.


ee also

* Big One
* Big Two
* Big Three
* Big Five
* Big Six
* Big Seven
* Big Eight

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См. также в других словарях:

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  • Big Four — (engl. die großen Vier ) bezeichnet Big Four (Banken), in vielen Ländern jeweils die vier größten Banken Big Four Prüfungsgesellschaften, die vier größten internationalen Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften Major Label, die vier großen Plattenlabel …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Big Four — noun A collective name for the four largest UK clearing banks: HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland • • • Main Entry: ↑big …   Useful english dictionary

  • Big Four — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Big Four signifie en anglais les quatre (plus) grands. Il peut s agir de : Sommaire 1 Personnalités 2 Toponymes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Big Four — four great nations that participated in the treaty of Versailles in 1919 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Big Four — Bịg Four   [ fɔː; englisch »die großen Vier«], die vier großen Londoner Depositenbanken: Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Midland Bank und National Westminster Bank. Entsprechend heißen Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft, Schweizerischer Bankverein und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Big Four — 1) The major High Street or commercial banks in the UK: Barclays (now incorporating the Woolwich), Lloyds TSB, HSBC (formerly Midland), and NatWest (now owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland). In terms of market capitalization the four were joined… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Big Four — 1) The major High Street or commercial banks in the UK: Barclays (now incorporating the Woolwich), Lloyds TSB, HSBC (formerly Midland), and NatWest (now owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland). In terms of market capitalization the four were joined… …   Accounting dictionary

  • Big Four — /bɪg fɔ:/ noun 1. the four large British commercial banks: Barclays, LloydsTSB, HSBC and Natwest (now joined by several former building societies that have become banks) 2. the four largest Japanese securities houses: Daiwa, Nikko, Nomura and… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Big Four — /bɪg ˈfɔ/ (say big faw) noun the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and France in the United Nations in the period immediately following World War II …   Australian English dictionary

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