1. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
- set out for the big city
- a big (or large) barn
- big businesses
Similar word(s): ample, sizable, sizeable, astronomic, astronomical, galactic, bigger, larger, biggish, largish, enlarged, bouffant, puffy, broad, spacious, wide, bulky, capacious, colossal, prodigious, stupendous, deep, double, enormous, tremendous, cosmic, elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo, epic, heroic, extended, extensive, gigantic, mammoth, great, grand, brobdingnagian, huge, immense, vast, hulking, hulky, banging, humongous, thumping, walloping, whopping, lifesize, macroscopic, macroscopical, macro, massive, monolithic, monumental, monstrous, mountainous, outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized, overlarge, plumping, rangy, super, titanic, volumed, voluminous, whacking, large
- graduation was a big day in his life
Similar word(s): important
3. very intense
- in a big rage
- had a big (or bad) shock
4. loud and firm
- a big voice
- big bold piano sounds
Similar word(s): loud
5. noticeable in position or importance
- a big figure in the movement
- big man on campus
- big spender
- big eater
7. exhibiting self-importance
- big talk
8. feeling self-importance
- too big for his britches
9. (of animals) fully developed
10. marked by intense physical force
- a big wind
Similar word(s): heavy
11. generous and understanding and tolerant
- a heart big enough to hold no grudges
- that's very big of you to be so forgiving
- was a big tipper
13. in an advanced stage of pregnancy
- was big with child
Sentences with big as an adjective:
- Elephants are big animals, and they eat a lot.
- There were concerns about the ethics of big science.
- That style is very big right now in Europe, especially among teenagers.
- Kids should get help from big people if they want to use the kitchen.
- Gosh, she is big!
- What's so big about that? I do it all the time.
- I'm not big on the idea, but if you want to go ahead with it, I won't stop you.
- That's very big of you, thank you!
- I tried to be the bigger person and just let it go, but I couldn't help myself.
- She was big with child.
- You are a big liar. Why are you in such a big hurry?
1. extremely well
- his performance went over big
2. in a boastful manner
- he talked big all evening
3. on a grand scale
- think big
4. in a major way
- the play failed big at the box office
Sentences with big as an adverb:
- He's always talking big, but he never delivers.
- He won big betting on the croquet championship.
- You've got to think big to succeed at Amalgamated Plumbing.
- He hit him big and the guy just crumpled.
1. An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name.
2. (as plural) The big leagues, big time.
3. One or more kinds of barley, especially six-rowed barley.
1. (transitive) To praise or recommend
2. (transitive, archaic or Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) to inhabit; occupy
3. (reflexive, archaic or Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) to locate one's self
4. (transitive, archaic or Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) to build; erect; fashion
5. (intransitive, archaic or Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) to dwell; have a dwelling