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Adjective: big (bigger,biggest)  big
  1. Above average in size, number, quantity, magnitude or extent
    "set out for the big city"; "a big barn"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a big group of scientists";
    - large
  2. Significant
    "graduation was a big day in his life"
  3. Very intense
    "in a big rage"; "had a big shock";
    - bad
  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";
    - large, prominent
  6. Prodigious
    "big spender"; "big eater";
    - heavy
  7. Exhibiting self-importance
    "big talk";
    - boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising [Brit]
  8. Feeling self-importance
    "too big for his britches";
    - swelled, vainglorious
  9. (of animals) fully developed
    - adult, 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";
    - large, magnanimous
  12. Given or giving freely
    "was a big tipper";
    - bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded
  13. In an advanced stage of pregnancy
    "was big with child";
    - enceinte [formal], expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child
  14. Regarded with great favour, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    - popular
Adverb: big  big
  1. Extremely well
    "his performance went over big"
  2. In a boastful manner
    "he talked big all evening";
    - boastfully, vauntingly, large
  3. On a grand scale
    "think big"
  4. In a major way
    "the play failed big at the box office"

Derived forms: bigger, biggest

See also: ample, astronomic, astronomical, banging, bear-sized, best-selling, bigger, biggish, blown-up, bouffant, broad, Brobdingnagian, bulky, capacious, colossal, conspicuous, cosmic, deep, double, elephantine, enlarged, enormous, epic, extended, extensive, fashionable, favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], full-size, galactic, gargantuan, generous, giant, gigantic, ginormous [Brit], grand, great, heavy, heroic, hot, huge, hulking, hulky, humongous, humungous, immense, important, intemperate, intense, jumbo, king-size, king-sized, large-mouthed, larger, larger-than-life, large-scale, largish, lifesize, life-size, life-sized, loud, macro, macroscopic, macroscopical, mammoth, man-size, man-sized, massive, mature, medium-large, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, of import, outsize, outsized, overlarge, oversize, oversized, plumping, popularity, preggers [informal], preggo [Austral, NZ, informal], pregnant, prodigious, proud, puffy, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, sizable, size, sizeable, spacious, stupendous, super, thumping, titanic, too large, touristed, touristy, tremendous, vast, volumed, voluminous, walloping, whacking [Brit], whopping, wide, wide-ranging

Antonym: little, small

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