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English adjective: big

1. big above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent


SamplesA large city.
Set out for the big city.
A large sum.
A big (or large) barn.
A large family.
Big businesses.
A big expenditure.
A large number of newspapers.
A big group of scientists.
Large areas of the world.


Synonymslarge


Similarample, 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


Attributesize


Antonymslittle, small

2. big significant


SamplesGraduation was a big day in his life.


Similarimportant, of import


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunimportant

3. big very intense


SamplesA bad headache.
In a big rage.
Had a big (or bad) shock.
A bad earthquake.
A bad storm.


Synonymsbad


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

4. big loud and firm


SamplesA big voice.
Big bold piano sounds.


Similarloud


Antonymssoft

5. big conspicuous in position or importance


SamplesA big figure in the movement.
Big man on campus.
He's very large in financial circles.
A prominent citizen.


Synonymslarge, prominent


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible

6. big prodigious


SamplesBig spender.
Big eater.
Heavy investor.


Synonymsheavy


Similarintemperate


Antonymstemperate

7. big exhibiting self-importance


SamplesBig talk.


Synonymsboastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing


Similarproud


Antonymshumble

8. big feeling self-importance


SamplesToo big for his britches.
Had a swelled head.
He was swelled with pride.


Synonymsswelled, vainglorious


Similarproud


Antonymshumble

9. big (of animals) fully developed


SamplesAn adult animal.
A grown woman.


Synonymsadult, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup


Similarmature


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Antonymsimmature

10. big marked by intense physical force


SamplesA big wind.


Similarheavy


Antonymslight

11. big generous and understanding and tolerant


SamplesA 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.


Synonymslarge, magnanimous


Similargenerous


Antonymsmeanspirited, ungenerous

12. big given or giving freely


SamplesWas 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.


Synonymsbighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, giving, handsome, liberal, openhanded


Similargenerous


Antonymsstingy, ungenerous

13. big in an advanced stage of pregnancy


SamplesWas big with child.
Was great with child.


Synonymsenceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, large, with child


Similarpregnant


Antonymsnonpregnant


English adverb: big

1. big extremely well


SamplesHis performance went over big.

2. big in a boastful manner


SamplesHe talked big all evening.


Synonymsboastfully, large, vauntingly

3. big on a grand scale


SamplesThink big.


Antonymssmall

4. big in a major way


SamplesThe play failed big at the box office.









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