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Meaning of BIG

Pronunciation:  big

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
  2. [adv]  in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
  3. [adv]  on a grand scale; "think big"
  4. [adv]  extremely well; "his performance went over big"
  5. [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"
  6. [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"
  7. [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"
  8. [adj]  marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
  9. [adj]  (informal) "graduation was a big day in his life"
  10. [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"
  11. [adj]  loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
  12. [adj]  (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
  13. [adj]  very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
  14. [adj]  feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
  15. [adj]  exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
  16. [adj]  of very great significance"deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"

BIG is a 3 letter word that starts with B.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.''
    2. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth
       or produce; -- often figuratively.
             [Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
    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.
    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.
  2. \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
  3. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming 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. Dreaming of a big figure, represents authority and power.
Thesaurus Terms
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