big: Meaning and Definition of
— adj., adv., n. big•ger, big•gest,
- large, as in size, height, width, or amount: a big house; a big quantity.
- of major concern, importance, gravity, or the like: a big problem.
- outstanding for a specified quality: a big liar; a big success.
- important, as in influence, standing, or wealth: a big man in his field.
- grown-up; mature: big enough to know better.
- elder: my big sister.
- doing business or conducted on a large scale; major in size or importance: big government.
- consisting of the largest or most influential companies in an industry: Big steel wants to lower prices, but the smaller mills don't.
- known or used widely; popular: Nouvelle cuisine became big in the 1970s.
- magnanimous; generous; kindly: big enough to forgive.
- boastful; pompous; pretentious; haughty: a big talker.
- loud; orotund: a big voice.
- (of clothing or a clothing design) made of or distinguished by voluminous fabric that is loosely or softly shaped and fitted: a big shirt; the big look.
- (of a wine) having more than average flavor, body, and alcoholic content.
- filled; brimming: eyes big with tears.
- very strong; powerful.
- to have a special liking or enthusiasm for: Mother is big on family get-togethers.
- See(def. 17).
- boastfully; pretentiously: to act big; to talk big.
- with great success; successfully: to go over big.
- the highest level of professional competition, as the major leagues in baseball.
— bigged, big•ging.
- to build.
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
- big (Thesaurus)