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Definitions of big

  1. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; - often figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Biggest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Bigness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Bigger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. on a grand scale; "think big" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. extremely well; "his performance went over big" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. marked by intense physical force; "a big wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (informal) "graduation was a big day in his life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. significant; "graduation was a big day in his life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. Large, bulky; grown up; full of something important; full to overflowing; as, big with grief; teeming; as, big with promise; pompous; as, to feel big. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Large or great: pregnant: great in air, mien, or spirit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Large; swollen; great; haughty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Large; great; bulky; haughty; pompous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Large or great in bulk; pregnant; full and ready to bring forth; haughty in air; proud; great in spirit; lofty; brave. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Large; great in size or bulk; full of pride; distended; ready to burst. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for big

  1. As the little fellow had said, it was a big one, and one of the claws was " winkin'" at him. – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  2. " This thing is getting too big for you and me," he said. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
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