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Definitions of big

  1. very intense; " a bad headache"; " in a big rage"; " had a big ( or bad) shock"; " a bad earthquake"; " a bad storm"
  2. in a boastful manner; " he talked big all evening"
  3. in a major way; " the play failed big at the box office"
  4. on a grand scale; " think big"
  5. extremely well; " his performance went over big"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. marked by intense physical force; " a big wind"
  9. ( informal) " graduation was a big day in his life"
  10. loud and firm; " a big voice"; " big bold piano sounds"
  11. prodigious; " big spender"; " big eater"; " heavy investor"
  12. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; " was big with child"; " was great with child"
  13. significant; " graduation was a big day in his life"
  14. of very great significance; " deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; " a momentous event"
  15. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.
  16. 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.
  17. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; - often figuratively.
  18. 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.
  19. Bigness.
  20. Bigger.
  21. Biggest.
  22. Large or great: pregnant: great in air, mien, or spirit.
  23. Large; swollen; great; haughty.
  24. Large; great; bulky; haughty; pompous.
  25. Large or great in bulk; pregnant; full and ready to bring forth; haughty in air; proud; great in spirit; lofty; brave.
  26. See Bigg.
  27. Large; great in size or bulk; full of pride; distended; ready to burst.

Usage examples for big

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