Definitions for: Big


[adv] in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
[adv] in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
[adv] on a grand scale; "think big"
[adv] extremely well; "his performance went over big"
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
[adj] (informal) "graduation was a big day in his life"
[adj] 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"
[adj] loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
[adj] (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
[adj] very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
[adj] feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
[adj] exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
[adj] of very great significance"deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"



Webster (1913) Definition: Big, 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.

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.

Note: Big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as,
big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced.

To talk big, to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously.

I talked big to them at first. --De Foe.

Syn: Bulky; large; great; massive; gross.


Big, Bigg Bigg, n. [OE. bif, bigge; akin to Icel. bygg,
Dan. byg, Sw. bjugg.] (Bot.)
Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.

``Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now
with bigg.'' --New English
Dict.


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.

Synonyms: adult, ample, astronomic, astronomical, bad, banner, bigger, biggest, biggish, bighearted, blown-up, boastful, boastfully, bouffant, bounteous, bountiful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, broad, bulky, capacious, cock-a-hoop, colossal, conspicuous, cosmic, crowing, deep, double, elephantine, enlarged, enormous, epic, extended, extensive, freehanded, full-grown, full-size, fully grown, galactic, gargantuan, generous, giant, gigantic, giving, great, greatest, grown, grownup, handsome, heavy, heroic, huge, hulking, hulky, humongous, immense, important, intense, jumbo, king-size, king-sized, large, large, larger, larger-than-life, large-scale, largest, largish, liberal, lifesize, life-size, life-sized, loud, macro, magnanimous, mammoth, man-sized, massive, mature, momentous, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, obvious, of import, openhanded, outsize, outsized, overlarge, oversize, oversized, plumping, prodigious, prominent, proud, puffy, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing, significant, sizable, sizeable, spacious, stupendous, super, swelled, thumping, titanic, too large, tremendous, vainglorious, vast, vauntingly, volumed, voluminous, walloping, whacking, whopping, wide, wide-ranging

Antonyms: little, small, small

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