Pronunciation: bĭg
a.1.Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.
2.Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; - often figuratively.
[Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
- Addison.
3.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.
God hath not in heaven a bigger argument.
- Jer. Taylor.
To talk big
to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously.
I talked big to them at first.
- De Foe.
n.1.(Bot.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
"Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg."
- New English Dict.
v. t.1.To build.
Adj.1.big - 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"
Synonyms: large
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"; "a small voice"
2.big - significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"
3.big - of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
Synonyms: momentous
4.big - 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"
Synonyms: prominent, large
5.big - very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
Synonyms: bad
6.big - loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
7.big - prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
Synonyms: heavy
8.big - (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
9.big - marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
10.big - feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
11.big - older brother or sister; "big sister"
Synonyms: elder, older
younger, little - younger brother or sister; "little brother"
12.big - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
13.big - 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"
Synonyms: magnanimous, large
14.big - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
15.big - in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
Adv.1.big - extremely well; "his performance went over big"
2.big - in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
3.big - on a grand scale; "think big"
small - on a small scale; "think small"
4.big - in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
Bionet Intelligent Gateway (BioData) To dream that someone or something is bigger than normal, indicates that you either have an inflated opinion of yourself or of someone. You may be expressing a desire to be more dominant in some situation or relationship. To see a big figure in your dream, represents authority and power.adult, aggrandized, ample, apotheosized, arrogant, arty, awash, awesome, awful, awfully, beatified, benevolent, big boy, big cheese, big noise, big shot, big-league, big-name, big-time, bighearted, bigwig, bigwigged, bombastic, brimful, brimming, bull, bumper, canonized, capacious, chivalrous, chock-full, cloyed, clumsy, commodious, comprehensive, condescending, consequential, considerate, copious, crammed, crowded, damned, deified, distended, domineering, double-barreled, earthshaking, elevated, eminent, ennobled, enshrined, enthroned, exalted, excellent, expectant, expecting, extensive, extravagant, extremely, fat, flushed, full to bursting, gassy, glorified, glutted, gone, goodly, grand, gravid, great gun, great of heart, greathearted, greatly, grown, grown-up, handsome, haughty, healthy, heavy, heavyweight, hefty, held in awe, heroic, high, high and mighty, high-faluting, high-flown, high-headed, high-minded, high-nosed, high-powered, high-sounding, high-swelling, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, hugely, husky, idealistic, immortal, immortalized, imposing, inflated, knightly, large-scale, largehearted, liberal, lion, lofty, magnanimous, magnified, major, man-sized, marriable, marriageable, material, mature, maturescent, meaningful, mighty, momentous, much, name, noble, noble-minded, nubile, numerous, of age, of marriageable age, old, openhanded, overbearing, overblown, overflowing, packed, parturient, patronizing, pretentious, princely, proud, purse-proud, replete, roomy, sainted, sanctified, sated, satiated, satisfied, self-important, shrined, significant, sizable, spacious, stuck-up, stuffed, sublime, substantial, supereminent, superior, swollen, tall, throned, tidy, toplofty, unwieldy, uppish, uppity, upstage, voluminous, weighty, whacking, whopping, windy, world-shaking
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