1. [Adjective]: 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 o

2. [Adverb]: in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"

3. [Adverb]: extremely well; "his performance went over big"

4. [Adverb]: in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"

5. [Adverb]: on a grand scale; "think big"

6. 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"

7. 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"

8. significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"

9. loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"

10. very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"

11. exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"

12. 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

13. marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"

14. (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"

15. feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"

16. of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"

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