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'big' - used as an adjective
1. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
set out for the big city
a big barn
big businesses
a big expenditure
a big group of scientists
2. significant
graduation was a big day in his life
3. conspicuous in position or importance
a big figure in the movement
big man on campus
4. very intense
in a big rage
had a big shock
5. loud and firm
a big voice
big bold piano sounds
6. prodigious
big spender
big eater
7. (of animals) fully developed
8. marked by intense physical force
a big wind
9. feeling self-importance
too big for his britches
10. exhibiting self-importance
big talk
11. generous and understanding and tolerant
a heart big enough to hold no grudges
that's very big of you to be so forgiving
12. given or giving freely
was a big tipper
13. in an advanced stage of pregnancy
was big with child

'big' - used as a adverb
14. extremely well
his performance went over big
15. in a boastful manner
he talked big all evening
16. on a grand scale
think big
17. in a major way
the play failed big at the box office

derived forms
1. Big / Comparitive
2. Big / Superlative
See also
  • little
  • small
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