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big - Dictionary definition and meaning for word big

Definition
(adj) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Synonyms : large
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) significant
Example Sentence
  • graduation was a big day in his life

Definition
(adj) very intense
Synonyms : bad
Example Sentence
  • a bad headache
  • in a big rage
  • had a big (or bad) shock
  • a bad earthquake
  • a bad storm

Definition
(adj) loud and firm
Example Sentence
  • a big voice
  • big bold piano sounds

Definition
(adj) conspicuous in position or importance
Synonyms : large , prominent
Example Sentence
  • a big figure in the movement
  • big man on campus
  • he's very large in financial circles
  • a prominent citizen

Definition
(adj) prodigious
Synonyms : heavy
Example Sentence
  • big spender
  • big eater
  • heavy investor

Definition
(adj) exhibiting self-importance
Example Sentence
  • big talk

Definition
(adj) feeling self-importance
Synonyms : swelled , vainglorious
Example Sentence
  • too big for his britches
  • had a swelled head
  • he was swelled with pride

Definition
(adj) (of animals) fully developed
Example Sentence
  • an adult animal
  • a grown woman

Definition
(adj) marked by intense physical force
Example Sentence
  • a big wind

Definition
(adj) generous and understanding and tolerant
Synonyms : large , magnanimous
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) given or giving freely
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Example Sentence
  • was big with child
  • was great with child

Definition
(adv) extremely well
Example Sentence
  • his performance went over big

Definition
(adv) in a boastful manner
Synonyms : boastfully , large , vauntingly
Example Sentence
  • he talked big all evening

Definition
(adv) on a grand scale
Example Sentence
  • think big

Definition
(adv) in a major way
Example Sentence
  • the play failed big at the box office

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