English adjective: big
|1.||big above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent|
|Samples||A large city.|
Set out for the big city.
A large sum.
A big (or large) barn.
A large family.
A big expenditure.
A large number of newspapers.
A big group of scientists.
Large areas of the world.
|Similar||ample, astronomic, astronomical, banging, bear-sized, bigger, biggish, blown-up, bouffant, broad, Brobdingnagian, bulky, capacious, colossal, cosmic, deep, double, elephantine, enlarged, enormous, epic, extended, extensive, full-size, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grand, great, heroic, huge, hulking, hulky, humongous, immense, jumbo, king-size, king-sized, large-mouthed, large-scale, large-scale, larger, larger-than-life, largish, life-size, life-sized, lifesize, macro, macroscopic, macroscopical, mammoth, man-sized, massive, massive, medium-large, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, outsize, outsized, overlarge, oversize, oversized, plumping, prodigious, puffy, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, sizable, sizeable, spacious, stupendous, super, thumping, titanic, too large, tremendous, vast, volumed, voluminous, walloping, whacking, whopping, wide, wide-ranging|
|Samples||Graduation was a big day in his life.|
|Similar||important, of import|
|3.||big very intense|
|Samples||A bad headache.|
In a big rage.
Had a big (or bad) shock.
A bad earthquake.
A bad storm.
|4.||big loud and firm|
|Samples||A big voice.|
Big bold piano sounds.
|5.||big conspicuous in position or importance|
|Samples||A big figure in the movement.|
Big man on campus.
He's very large in financial circles.
A prominent citizen.
|7.||big exhibiting self-importance|
|Synonyms||boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing|
|8.||big feeling self-importance|
|Samples||Too big for his britches.|
Had a swelled head.
He was swelled with pride.
|9.||big (of animals) fully developed|
|Samples||An adult animal.|
A grown woman.
|Synonyms||adult, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup|
|Domain category||animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna|
|10.||big marked by intense physical force|
|Samples||A big wind.|
|11.||big generous and understanding and tolerant|
|Samples||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.
|12.||big given or giving freely|
|Samples||Was a big tipper.|
The bounteous goodness of God.
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.
|Synonyms||bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, giving, handsome, liberal, openhanded|
|13.||big in an advanced stage of pregnancy|
|Samples||Was big with child.|
Was great with child.
|Synonyms||enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, large, with child|
English adverb: big
|1.||big extremely well|
|Samples||His performance went over big.|
|2.||big in a boastful manner|
|Samples||He talked big all evening.|
|Synonyms||boastfully, large, vauntingly|
|3.||big on a grand scale|
|4.||big in a major way|
|Samples||The play failed big at the box office.|