1. 1〔世の中〕the world
    • 彼は天下に敵なしだ
    • He has no rival 「in the world [under the sun].
    • 金は天下の回りもの
    • Money is always changing hands.
    • 天下に名をとどろかす
    • become world-famous
    • これは天下の一大事件だ
    • This is a very serious incident [matter] for the nation.
  1. 2〔全国〕the whole country
    • 天下に号令する
    • 「reign over [dictate to] the whole country
    • 天下を治める
    • rule over the whole country
  1. 3〔全国を支配すること〕
    • 徳川の天下に
    • under the reign of the Tokugawas
    • 1603年に徳川の天下となった
    • The Tokugawas came to power in 1603.
    • 百日天下
    • the Hundred Days(▼ナポレオンの)
  1. 4〔思うままに振る舞うこと〕
    • 湘南海岸は今サーファーの天下だ
    • The Shonan Coast is a surfers' paradise now.
  1. 5〔世に有名なこと〕天下の well-known
    • 天下の
    • IBMthe world-famous IBM
    • 今我々は天下晴れて結婚できる
    • We are now free to marry before the eyes of the people.
  1. 天下を取るbring the entire land under one's rule; conquer the (whole) country
    • 民主党が天下を取った
    • The Democratic Party came to power.
    • この酒は天下一品だ
    • This sake is unrivaled [beyond compare]./This wine is superb [excellent].
    • 彼のピアノは天下一品だ
    • His performance on the piano is unequaled.
    • 今日は天下御免で飲んでくれ
    • Today you may drink as much as you like.
    • 今は天下太平の世の中だ
    • Peace reigns over the land now./The world is at peace now.
    • 天下太平な顔をして眠っている
    • He is sleeping as though he hadn't a care in the world.
    • これは天下分け目の戦いだった
    • This was a crucial battle for the two parties.
    • 受験生にとって今こそ天下分け目の瞬間である
    • This is a decisive moment for the examinees.