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ADJECTIVE (13)

1. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;
- Example: "a large city"
- Example: "set out for the big city"
- Example: "a large sum"
- Example: "a big (or large) barn"
- Example: "a large family"
- Example: "big businesses"
- Example: "a big expenditure"
- Example: "a large number of newspapers"
- Example: "a big group of scientists"
- Example: "large areas of the world"
[syn: large, big]

2. significant;
- Example: "graduation was a big day in his life"

3. very intense;
- Example: "a bad headache"
- Example: "in a big rage"
- Example: "had a big (or bad) shock"
- Example: "a bad earthquake"
- Example: "a bad storm"
[syn: bad, big]

4. loud and firm;
- Example: "a big voice"
- Example: "big bold piano sounds"

5. conspicuous in position or importance;
- Example: "a big figure in the movement"
- Example: "big man on campus"
- Example: "he's very large in financial circles"
- Example: "a prominent citizen"
[syn: big, large, prominent]

6. prodigious;
- Example: "big spender"
- Example: "big eater"
- Example: "heavy investor"
[syn: big(a), heavy(a)]

7. exhibiting self-importance;
- Example: "big talk"
[syn: boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising]

8. feeling self-importance;
- Example: "too big for his britches"
- Example: "had a swelled head"
- Example: "he was swelled with pride"
[syn: big, swelled, vainglorious]

9. (of animals) fully developed;
- Example: "an adult animal"
- Example: "a grown woman"
[syn: adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup]

10. marked by intense physical force;
- Example: "a big wind"

11. generous and understanding and tolerant;
- Example: "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"
- Example: "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"
- Example: "a large and generous spirit"
- Example: "a large heart"
- Example: "magnanimous toward his enemies"
[syn: big, large, magnanimous]

12. given or giving freely;
- Example: "was a big tipper"
- Example: "the bounteous goodness of God"
- Example: "bountiful compliments"
- Example: "a freehanded host"
- Example: "a handsome allowance"
- Example: "Saturday's child is loving and giving"
- Example: "a liberal backer of the arts"
- Example: "a munificent gift"
- Example: "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
[syn: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded]

13. in an advanced stage of pregnancy;
- Example: "was big with child"
- Example: "was great with child"
[syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)]


ADVERB (4)

1. extremely well;
- Example: "his performance went over big"

2. in a boastful manner;
- Example: "he talked big all evening"
[syn: boastfully, vauntingly, big, large]

3. on a grand scale;
- Example: "think big"

4. in a major way;
- Example: "the play failed big at the box office"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Big \Big\ (b[i^]g), a. [Compar. Bigger; superl. Biggest.] [Perh. from Celtic; cf. W. beichiog, beichiawg, pregnant, with child, fr. baich burden, Arm. beac'h; or cf. OE. bygly, Icel. biggiligr, (properly) habitable; (then) magnigicent, excellent, fr. OE. biggen, Icel. byggja, to dwell, build, akin to E. be.] 1. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large. "He's too big to go in there." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively. [1913 Webster] [Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] God hath not in heaven a bigger argument. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Note: Big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as, big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced. [1913 Webster] To talk big, to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously. [1913 Webster] I talked big to them at first. --De Foe. [1913 Webster] Syn: Bulky; large; great; massive; gross. [1913 Webster] Big
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Big \Big\, Bigg \Bigg\, v. t. [OE. biggen, fr. Icel. byggja to inhabit, to build, b?a (neut.) to dwell (active) to make ready. See Boor, and Bound.] To build. [Scot. & North of Eng. Dial.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Big \Big\, Bigg \Bigg\, n. [OE. bif, bigge; akin to Icel. bygg, Dan. byg, Sw. bjugg.] (Bot.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind. [1913 Webster] "Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg." --New English Dict. [1913 Webster] Big
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

big adv 1: extremely well; "his performance went over big" 2: in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening" [syn: boastfully, vauntingly, big, large] 3: on a grand scale; "think big" [ant: small] 4: in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office" adj 1: 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" [syn: large, big] [ant: little, small] 2: significant; "graduation was a big day in his life" 3: very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" [syn: bad, big] 4: loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds" 5: 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" [syn: big, large, prominent] 6: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" [syn: big(a), heavy(a)] 7: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising] 8: feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride" [syn: big, swelled, vainglorious] 9: (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman" [syn: adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup] 10: marked by intense physical force; "a big wind" 11: 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" [syn: big, large, magnanimous] 12: 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" [syn: big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded] 13: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

180 Moby Thesaurus words for "big": 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, considerable, 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, generous, glorified, glutted, gone, goodly, grand, gravid, great, 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, hulking, husky, idealistic, immortal, immortalized, important, imposing, inflated, knightly, large, 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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