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Definitions of big

  1. ( of animals) fully developed; " an adult animal"; " a grown woman"
  2. very intense; " a bad headache"; " in a big rage"; " had a big ( or bad) shock"; " a bad earthquake"; " a bad storm"
  3. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; " a fine- looking woman"; " a good- looking man"; " better- looking than her sister"; " very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; " our southern women are well- favored"- Lillian Hellman
  4. in a boastful manner; " he talked big all evening"
  5. in a major way; " the play failed big at the box office"
  6. on a grand scale; " think big"
  7. extremely well; " his performance went over big"
  8. conspicuous in position or importance; " a big figure in the movement"; " big man on campus"; " he's very large in financial circles"; " a prominent citizen"
  9. generous and understanding and tolerant; " a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; " that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; " a large and generous spirit"; " a large heart"; " magnanimous toward his enemies"
  10. marked by intense physical force; " a big wind"
  11. ( informal) " graduation was a big day in his life"
  12. loud and firm; " a big voice"; " big bold piano sounds"
  13. prodigious; " big spender"; " big eater"; " heavy investor"
  14. older brother or sister; " big sister"
  15. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; " was big with child"; " was great with child"
  16. exhibiting self- importance; " big talk"
  17. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; " a large city"; " set out for the big city"; " a large sum"; " a big ( or large) barn"; " a large family"; " big businesses"; " a big expenditure"; " a large number of newspapers"; " a big group of scientists"; " large areas of the world"
  18. feeling self- importance; " too big for his britches"; " had a swelled head"; " he was swelled with pride"
  19. significant; " graduation was a big day in his life"
  20. of very great significance; " deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; " a momentous event"
  21. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.
  22. Having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride.
  23. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; - often figuratively.
  24. Large, bulky; grown up; full of something important; full to overflowing; as, big with grief; teeming; as, big with promise; pompous; as, to feel big.
  25. Bigness.
  26. Bigger.
  27. Biggest.
  28. Large or great: pregnant: great in air, mien, or spirit.
  29. Large; swollen; great; haughty.
  30. Large; great; bulky; haughty; pompous.
  31. Large or great in bulk; pregnant; full and ready to bring forth; haughty in air; proud; great in spirit; lofty; brave.
  32. See Bigg.
  33. Large; great in size or bulk; full of pride; distended; ready to burst.
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Usage examples for big

  1. Room of her own in the big offices. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  2. " We've got a big round to make. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  3. A great big love. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  4. Sure there is- a big one, too. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  5. What are you doing, big brother? – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  6. " This thing is getting too big for you and me," he said. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  7. They all live together, in a big house at Rosemont. – Murder in the Gunroom by Henry Beam Piper
  8. The big man spoke. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  9. Hadn't a place big enough, or ready for it. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  10. And there's always the big one I've told you about. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  11. As the little fellow had said, it was a big one, and one of the claws was " winkin'" at him. – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. That's where you make a big mistake, Mr. Feigenbaum. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  13. But it is big – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  14. " I tell," big Jenssen spoke up. – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  15. " We're in big trouble," he said. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  16. This world isn't big enough for you to get away from me, now! – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  17. Make a big one. – Read-Aloud Plays by Horace Holley
  18. It was all too big – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  19. We had a message late last night telling us what had happened, and I went off at once in the big car and brought Anne back. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  20. But this one is pretty big too! – The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City by Laura Lee Hope
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