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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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Antonyms for big

excellent, gnomish, miniscule, no-account, measured, mean, refined, barren, debased, pocket, shrimpy, undersized, teensy-weensy, bitty, insufficient, invisible, ugly, narrow, elfin, inconsequential, wretched, subsidiary, polished, least, deficient, aborting, micro, unimportant, infertile, stingy, smallish, foolish, atomic, minor, smaller, fine, microscopic, teeny, inferior, definite, picayune, piddly, slight, lightweight, ignominious, contemptible, elflike, minute, limited, toylike, squalid, insignificant, mickey mouse, low-lying, sensitive, paltry, feathery, degrading, pint-size, last, degraded, frivolous, tiny, itsy-bitsy, determinate, coarse, inadequate, collateral, meanspirited, subatomic, watered-down, pocket-sized, minuscule, sawed-off, offensive, rejected, weak, pocketable, trivial, detested, slim, littler, sordid, pure, teeny-weeny, small-scale, footling, scarce, small fry, clarified, microscopical, nonpregnant, runty, defined, base, sorry, abominable, nominal, temperate, trifling, inconspicuous, itty-bitty, ignoble, splendid, bitsy, diluted, slender, thin, hateful, short, small-minded, brief, chicken, despicable, undersize, half-pint, measly, unknown, Delivered, wanting, uncelebrated, dirty, crude, small, piddling, subordinate, anonymous, ungenerous, diminutive, vicious, bittie, finite, little, scanty, gauzy, lilliputian, humble, worthless, detestable, soft, nugatory, washed-up, lousy, secondary, dwarfish, microminiature, bantam, peanut, mild, unfashionable, midget, younger, featherlight, dinky, weightless, dwarf, teensy, pygmy, wee, discreditable, bounded, negligible, dastardly, nameless, Miscarrying, underweight, fiddling, petty, obscure, little bitty, light, lacking, watery, vulgar, miniature, petite, dilute, niggling, weakened, hated, disliked, unpopular, inconsiderable, unexceptional, degenerate, incidental, out, puny, shy, despised, nice, humiliating, immature, delicate, half-size, weensy, Indistinguished, Flyspeck, infinitesimal, lesser, low, mini, subnormal, low-slung, de minimis, repulsive, tenuous, restricted, circumscribed, vile, pocket-size, teentsy, thinned, weeny.

Quotes of big

  1. The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go. – Humphrey Bogart
  2. I think your alcohol intake has to change. You know, usually a big person feels they can drink anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back. – Mike Ditka
  3. I'm little, but I love big things. – Lorrie Fair
  4. They've pushed me down a big ravine, but I'll get back up to the top. – Tyler Hamilton
  5. Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  6. They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months, so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.' He was just being a kid. But I had to allow him to have that moment. – Nia Long
  7. I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me. I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big honking bandage. Not the romantic night she had in mind. – Wentworth Miller
  8. The big thing is that you know what you want. – Earl Nightingale
  9. The people who run the game, they are the ones who want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow. It's not different, the only difference is that some ballplayers today have a chance for a four- or five -year contract and they can make big money. – Tony Oliva
  10. When you get too big a majority, you're immediately in trouble.' – Sam Rayburn
  11. Then came a big strike. About 100 girls went out. The result was a victory, which netted us- I mean the girls- $2 increase in our wages on the average. – Rose Schneiderman
  12. I saw 28 Days. I don't remember rehab being like a day camp or being that funny. Rehab is a dumping ground. It's a big landfill. – Charlie Sheen
  13. I don't care how big and fast computers are, they're not as big and fast as the world. – Herbert Simon
  14. Ford used to come to work in a big car with two Admiral's flags, on each side of the car. His assistant would be there with his accordion, playing, Hail to the Chief. – Richard Widmark
  15. Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world. – Esther Williams

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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