What does BIG mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BIG.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. large, bigadjective

    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"

  2. bigadjective

    significant

    "graduation was a big day in his life"

  3. bad, bigadjective

    very intense

    "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"

  4. bigadjective

    loud and firm

    "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"

  5. big, large, prominentadjective

    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"

  6. big(a), heavy(a)adjective

    prodigious

    "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"

  7. boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandisingadjective

    exhibiting self-importance

    "big talk"

  8. big, swelled, vaingloriousadjective

    feeling self-importance

    "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"

  9. adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownupadjective

    (of animals) fully developed

    "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"

  10. bigadjective

    marked by intense physical force

    "a big wind"

  11. big, large, magnanimousadjective

    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"

  12. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhandedadjective

    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"

  13. big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)adverb

    in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    "was big with child"; "was great with child"

  14. bigadverb

    extremely well

    "his performance went over big"

  15. boastfully, vauntingly, big, largeadverb

    in a boastful manner

    "he talked big all evening"

  16. bigadverb

    on a grand scale

    "think big"

  17. bigadverb

    in a major way

    "the play failed big at the box office"

Wiktionary

  1. bignoun

    An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  2. bignoun

    The big leagues, big time

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  3. bigverb

    To praise or recommend

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  4. bigadverb

    In a loud manner.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  5. bigadverb

    In a boasting manner.

    He's always talking big, but he never delivers.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  6. bigadverb

    In a large amount or to a large extent.

    He won big betting on the croquet championship.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  7. bigadverb

    On a large scale, expansively

    You've got to think big to succeed at Amalgamated Plumbing.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  8. bigadverb

    Hard.

    He hit him big and the guy just crumpled.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  9. bigadjective

    Of great size, large.

    Elephants are big animals, and they eat a lot.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  10. bigadjective

    Thought to have undue influence.

    There were concerns about the ethics of big science.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  11. bigadjective

    Popular.

    That style is very big right now in Europe, especially among teenagers.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  12. bigadjective

    Adult.

    Kids should get help from big people if they want to use the kitchen.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  13. bigadjective

    Fat.

    Gosh, she is big!

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  14. bigadjective

    Important or significant.

    What's so big about that? I do it all the time.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  15. bigadjective

    Enthusiastic (about).

    I'm not big on the idea, but if you want to go ahead with it, I won't stop you.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  16. bigadjective

    Mature, conscientious, principled.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  17. bigadjective

    Well-endowed, possessing large breasts in the case of a woman or a large penis in the case of a man.

    Woah, Nadia has gotten pretty big ever since she hit puberty.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

  18. BIGnoun

    A biological insulation garment; an air-tight, full-body suit intended to prevent the spread of contaminants.

    Etymology: From northern dialect big, bigge, of uncertain origin, possibly from a dialect of . Compare bugge

Webster Dictionary

  1. Big

    having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large

  2. Big

    great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively

  3. Big

    having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride

  4. Bignoun

    alt. of Bigg

  5. Bigverb

    alt. of Bigg

Freebase

  1. Big

    Big is a 1988 fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood overnight. The film also stars Elizabeth Perkins, John Heard, and Robert Loggia and was written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg. Big was the latest, and most successful, of a series of age-changing comedies produced in the late 1980s, the others being: Like Father Like Son, 18 Again!, Vice Versa, and the Italian film Da grande.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Big

    big, adj. large or great: pregnant: great in air, mien, or spirit: loud: pompous, esp. 'to talk big,' 'look big.'—adjs. Big-bell′ied, having a big belly; pregnant (with); Big′gish, rather big.—ns. Big′ness, bulk, size; Big′wig (colloq.), a leading man, a person of some importance. [M. E. big; origin very obscure—Skeat suggests that it is bilg, the l being dropped, and compares Ice. belgja, to puff out.]

  2. Big

    big, v.t. (Scot.) to build, to pile up.—n. Big′gin, anything built, a house. [Sc. byggja; A.S. búian.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BIG' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #429

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BIG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #210

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BIG' in Adjectives Frequency: #20

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BIG in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BIG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BIG in a Sentence

  1. Renata Libonati:

    Any ignition has a high chance of setting off big fires that run out of control.

  2. Mayor Khan:

    I believe everyone must play by the same rules, no matter how big or powerful they are, uber has been put on probation – their 15 month licence has a clear set of conditions that TfL will thoroughly monitor and enforce.

  3. Chief Executive David Abney:

    It's not big companies that benefit; small and medium-sized enterprises need to compete and trade deals can make all the difference in the world to them.

  4. John Hedge:

    I started hearing these big pops. Pop, pop, pop.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    Being able to go around without a mask, indoors as well as outdoors, is really a big step in that direction, i wouldn't want to declare victory prematurely, but I'm saying this is clearly a step in the direction that we want to go.

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