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Dictionary definition for: Big

1. (a) 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. (r) extremely well; "his performance went over big"

3. (s) significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"

4. (r) in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"

5. (s) of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision" "a momentous event"

6. (r) on a grand scale; "think big"

7. (s) 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"

8. (r) in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"

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

10. (s) loud and firm; "a big voice" "big bold piano sounds"

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

12. (s) marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"

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

14. (s) exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"

15. (s) 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"

16. (s) 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

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