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    big - Dictionary definition and meaning for word big

    (adj) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    Synonyms : large
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    • 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
    (adj) significant
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    • graduation was a big day in his life
    (adj) very intense
    Synonyms : bad
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    • a bad headache
    • in a big rage
    • had a big (or bad) shock
    • a bad earthquake
    • a bad storm
    (adj) loud and firm
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    • a big voice
    • big bold piano sounds
    (adj) conspicuous in position or importance
    Synonyms : large , prominent
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    • a big figure in the movement
    • big man on campus
    • he's very large in financial circles
    • a prominent citizen
    (adj) prodigious
    Synonyms : heavy
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    • big spender
    • big eater
    • heavy investor
    (adj) exhibiting self-importance
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    • big talk
    (adj) feeling self-importance
    Synonyms : swelled , vainglorious
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    • too big for his britches
    • had a swelled head
    • he was swelled with pride
    (adj) (of animals) fully developed
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    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman
    (adj) marked by intense physical force
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    • a big wind
    (adj) generous and understanding and tolerant
    Synonyms : large , magnanimous
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    • 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
    (adj) given or giving freely
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    • 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
    (adj) in an advanced stage of pregnancy
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    • was big with child
    • was great with child
    (adv) extremely well
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    • his performance went over big
    (adv) in a boastful manner
    Synonyms : boastfully , large , vauntingly
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    • he talked big all evening
    (adv) on a grand scale
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    • think big
    (adv) in a major way
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    • the play failed big at the box office
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