Definition of Big

1. Adjective. Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent. "Large areas of the world"

2. Adverb. Extremely well. "His performance went over big"

3. Adjective. Significant. "Graduation was a big day in his life"
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Important, Of Import

4. Adverb. In a boastful manner. "He talked big all evening"
Exact synonyms: Boastfully, Large, Vauntingly
Partainyms: Boastful

5. Adjective. Very intense. "A bad storm"
Exact synonyms: Bad
Similar to: Intense
Derivative terms: Badness

6. Adverb. On a grand scale. "Think big"
Antonyms: Small

7. Adjective. Loud and firm. "Big bold piano sounds"
Similar to: Loud

8. Adverb. In a major way. "The play failed big at the box office"

9. Adjective. Conspicuous in position or importance. "A prominent citizen"
Exact synonyms: Large, Prominent
Similar to: Conspicuous
Derivative terms: Prominence, Prominence

10. Adjective. Prodigious. "Heavy investor"
Exact synonyms: Heavy
Similar to: Intemperate

11. Adjective. Exhibiting self-importance. "Big talk"

12. Adjective. Feeling self-importance. "He was swelled with pride"
Exact synonyms: Swelled, Vainglorious
Similar to: Proud
Derivative terms: Vainglory

13. Adjective. (of animals) fully developed. "A grown woman"
Exact synonyms: Adult, Full-grown, Fully Grown, Grown, Grownup
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Similar to: Mature
Derivative terms: Adult, Adult, Grownup

14. Adjective. Marked by intense physical force. "A big wind"
Similar to: Heavy

15. Adjective. Generous and understanding and tolerant. "Magnanimous toward his enemies"
Exact synonyms: Large, Magnanimous
Similar to: Generous
Derivative terms: Magnanimity, Magnanimousness

16. Adjective. Given or giving freely. "Her fond and openhanded grandfather"

17. Adjective. In an advanced stage of pregnancy. "Was great with child"
Exact synonyms: Enceinte, Expectant, Gravid, Great, Heavy, Large, With Child
Similar to: Pregnant
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Gravidity, Gravidness, Largeness

Definition of Big

1. a. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.

2. n. Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.

3. v. t. To build.

Definition of Big

1. Noun. A biological insulation garment; an air-tight, full-body suit intended to prevent the spread of contaminants. ¹

2. Adjective. Of great size, large. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of an industry or other field) Thought to have undue influence. ¹

4. Adjective. Popular. ¹

5. Adjective. (informal) Adult. ¹

6. Adjective. (informal) Fat. ¹

7. Adjective. (informal) Important or significant. ¹

8. Adjective. (informal with on) Enthusiastic (about). ¹

9. Adjective. (informal) Mature, conscientious, principled. ¹

10. Adjective. (informal) Well-endowed, possessing large breasts in the case of a woman or a large penis in the case of a man. ¹

11. Adverb. In a loud manner. ¹

12. Adverb. In a boasting manner. ¹

13. Adverb. In a large amount or to a large extent. ¹

14. Adverb. On a large scale, expansively ¹

15. Adverb. Hard. ¹

16. Noun. An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name. ¹

17. Noun. (context: as plural) The big leagues, big time ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To praise or recommend ¹

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Definition of Big

1. of considerable size [adj BIGGER, BIGGEST] / an individual or organization of importance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Big

1. 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." (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) 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) Synonym: Bulky, large, great, massive, gross. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Big

bifurcatio aortae
bifurcatio tracheae
bifurcatio trunci pulmonalis
bifurcation lymph nodes
bifurcation of aorta
bifurcation of pulmonary trunk
bifurcation of trachea
bifurcation theory
big-bang theory
big-bud hickory
big-cone douglas fir
big-cone spruce
big-eared bat

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