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big adj
1 above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a 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" [syn: large] [ant: small, small]
2 significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"
3 of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event" [syn: momentous]
4 conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen" [syn: large, prominent]
5 very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" [syn: bad]
6 loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
7 prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" [syn: big(a), heavy(a)]
8 (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman" [syn: adult, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup]
9 marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
10 feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride" [syn: swelled, vainglorious]
11 older brother or sister; "big sister" [syn: big(a), elder, older] [ant: little(a)]
12 exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising]
13 generous and understanding and tolerant; "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" [syn: large, magnanimous]
14 given or giving freely; "was 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" [syn: bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded]
15 in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)] adv
1 extremely well; "his performance went over big"
2 in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening" [syn: boastfully, vauntingly, large]
3 on a grand scale; "think big" [ant: small]
4 in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office" [also: biggest, bigger]bigger adj : large or big relative to something else [syn: larger]bigger See big

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bigger
  1. comparative of big

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