[bɪg] or [bɪɡ]


(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.) significant; 'graduation was a big day in his life' .

(adj.) loud and firm; 'a big voice'; 'big bold piano sounds' .

(adj.) feeling self-importance; 'too big for his britches'; 'had a swelled head'; 'he was swelled with pride' .

(adj.) in an advanced stage of pregnancy; 'was big with child'; 'was great with child' .

(adj.) prodigious; 'big spender'; 'big eater'; 'heavy investor' .

(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'.

Typed by Clyde--From WordNet


(superl.) Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.

(superl.) Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively.

(superl.) 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.

(n.) Alt. of Bigg

(v. t.) Alt. of Bigg

Edited by Della

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Great, large, huge, bulky, massive, massy.[2]. Haughty, arrogant, proud, pompous, important, swelling, blustering, assuming, self-conceited, self-sufficient.[3]. Pregnant, ENCEINTE, with child, in the family way.

Typed by Ina

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Large, great, wide, huge, bulky, proud, arrogant, pompous, fat, massive, gross

ANT:Little, small, narrow, minute, slight, lean, affable, easy, unaffected

Checker: Newman


adj. large or great: pregnant: great in air mien or spirit: loud: pompous esp. 'to talk big ' 'look big.'—adjs. Big-bell′ied having a big belly; pregnant (with); Big′gish rather big.—ns. Big′ness bulk size; Big′wig (colloq.) a leading man a person of some importance.

v.t. (Scot.) to build to pile up.—n. Big′gin anything built a house.

Typed by Keller


Edited by Candice


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