big

big
big [big]
adj.
bigger, biggest [ME < Gmc * bugja, swollen up, thick (> BUG2 & Norw dial. bugge, big man) < IE base * beu-, * bheu-, to blow up, swell > PUCK2, L bucca, puffed cheek]
1.
a) of great size, extent, or capacity; large
b) great in amount or quantity
c) great in force or intensity [a big wind]
2.
a) full-grown
b) elder [his big sister]
3.
a) far advanced in pregnancy (with)
b) filled or swelling (with)
4. loud
5.
a) important or outstanding [to do big things]
b) very well known; famous
c) popular; very well liked
6. boastful; pompous; extravagant [big talk ]
7. generous; noble [a big heart] Big is much used in combination to form adjectives [big -bodied, big -headed, big -souled, etc. ]
adv.
bigger, biggest Informal
1. pompously; boastfully; extravagantly [to talk big]
2. impressively
3. in a broad way; showing imagination [think big!]
SYN.- LARGE
bigness
n.

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