HyperDic: big

English > 17 senses of the word big:
ADJECTIVEallbig, largeabove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
allbigsignificant / significant / significant / significant
allbig, badvery intense
allbigloud and firm
allbig, large, prominentconspicuous in position or importance
allbig, heavyprodigious
allbig, boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandisingexhibiting self-importance
allbig, swelled, vaingloriousfeeling self-importance
allbig, adult, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup(of animals) fully developed
allbigmarked by intense physical force
allbig, large, magnanimousgenerous and understanding and tolerant
allbig, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhandedgiven or giving freely
allbig, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with childin an advanced stage of pregnancy
ADVERBallbigextremely well
allbig, boastfully, vauntingly, largein a boastful manner
allbigon a grand scale
allbigin a major way
big > pronunciation
Soundsbih'g
Rhymesbigwig ... zig: 23 rhymes with ihg...
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
Examples
  • "set out for the big city"
  • "a big (or large) barn"
  • "big businesses"
  • "a big expenditure"
  • "a big group of scientists"
Synonymlarge
Attribute ofsizeThe physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
Narrowerample, sizable, sizeableFairly large
astronomic, astronomical, galacticinconceivably large
bear-sizedlarge as a bear
bigger, largerlarge or big relative to something else
biggish, largishSomewhat large
blown-up, enlargedAs of a photograph
bouffant, puffyPuffed out
broad, spacious, wideVery large in expanse or scope
bulkyOf large size for its weight
capaciouslarge in capacity
colossal, prodigious, stupendousSo great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
cosmicinconceivably extended in space or time
deeplarge in quantity or size
doublelarge enough for two
elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumboOf great mass
enormous, tremendousextraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
epic, heroic, larger-than-lifeVery imposing or impressive
extensive, extendedlarge in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
gigantic, mammothSo exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
grandlarge and impressive in physical size or extent
greatrelatively large in size or number or extent
huge, immense, vast, Brobdingnagianunusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
hulking, hulkyOf great size and bulk
humongous, banging, thumping, whopping, walloping(used informally) very large
king-size, king-sizedExtra large
large-mouthedHaving a relatively large mouth
large-scaleunusually large in scope
large-scaleConstructed or drawn to a big scale
life-size, lifesize, life-sized, full-sizeOf the same size as an original
macroVery large in scale or scope or capability
macroscopic, macroscopicalLarge enough to be visible with the naked eye
man-sizedVery large
massive, monolithic, monumentalimposing in size or bulk or solidity
massiveimposing in scale or scope or degree or power
medium-largeOf anything that is large but not the largest
monstrousabnormally large
mountainouslike a mountain in size and impressiveness
outsize, outsized, oversize, oversizedlarger than normal for its kind
overlarge, too largeexcessively large
plumpingVery large
queen-size, queen-sized(used especially of beds) not as large as king-size
rangyAllowing ample room for ranging
superExtremely large
titanicOf great force or power
volumedformed or rising in rounded masses
voluminouslarge in volume or bulk
whacking(British informal) enormous
wide-rangingIncluding much
See alsoconsiderablelarge or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree
tallGreat in vertical dimension
Oppositesmall, littleLimited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Spanishgran, grande
Catalangran, llarg
Nounsbignessthe property of having a relatively great size
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsignificant / significant / significant / significant.
Example"graduation was a big day in his life"
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishgran, grande
Catalangran
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 3
MeaningVery intense.
Examples
  • "in a big rage"
  • "had a big (or bad) shock"
Synonymbad
BroaderintensePossessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
Spanishfuerte, gran, grande, terrible
Catalanfort, gran, terrible
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 4
MeaningLoud and firm.
Examples
  • "a big voice"
  • "big bold piano sounds"
BroaderloudCharacterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
Spanishgran, grande
Catalangran
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 5
Meaningconspicuous in position or importance.
Examples
  • "a big figure in the movement"
  • "big man on campus"
Synonymslarge, prominent
Broaderconspicuousobvious to the eye or mind
Spanishdestacado, gran, grande, importante, prominente
Catalandestacat, gran, important, prominent
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 6
Meaningprodigious.
Examples
  • "big spender"
  • "big eater"
Synonymheavy
Broaderintemperateexcessive in behavior
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 7
MeaningExhibiting self-importance.
Example"big talk"
Synonymsboastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising
BroaderproudFeeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Spanishfanfarrón, jactancioso, valentón
Catalanfanfarró, jactanciós, vanagloriós
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 8
MeaningFeeling self-importance.
Example"too big for his britches"
Synonymsswelled, vainglorious
BroaderproudFeeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Spanishfachendoso, perdonavidas, vanidoso
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 9
Meaning(of animals) fully developed.
Synonymsadult, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
BroadermatureHaving reached full natural growth or development
Spanishadulto
Catalanadult
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 10
Meaningmarked by intense physical force.
Example"a big wind"
BroaderheavyOf great intensity or power or force
Spanishfuerte, grande, violento
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 11
MeaningGenerous and understanding and tolerant.
Examples
  • "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"
  • "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"
Synonymslarge, magnanimous
Broadergenerousnot petty in character and mind
Spanishgrande, magnánimo
Catalanmagnànim
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 12
MeaningGiven or giving freely.
Example"was a big tipper"
Synonymsbighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded
Broadergenerouswilling to give and share unstintingly
Spanishdadivoso, desprendido, espléndido, garboso, generoso, magnánime, magnífico, pródigo, rumboso
Catalandesprès, esplèndid, generós, magnànim, magnífic, pròdig, rumbós
English > big: 17 senses > adjective 13
MeaningIn an advanced stage of pregnancy.
Example"was big with child"
Synonymsenceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child
Broaderpregnantcarrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
Spanishembarazada, encinta, gestante, preñada
Catalanembarassada, gestant, prenyada
English > big: 17 senses > adverb 1
MeaningExtremely well.
Example"his performance went over big"
English > big: 17 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn a boastful manner.
Example"he talked big all evening"
Synonymsboastfully, vauntingly, large
Spanishgrandemente, valientemente
English > big: 17 senses > adverb 3
MeaningOn a grand scale.
Example"think big"
OppositesmallOn a small scale
English > big: 17 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn a major way.
Example"the play failed big at the box office"
Spanisha lo grande, enorme

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