big

/bɪg / (say big)

adjective (bigger, biggest)
1. large in size, height, width, amount, etc.
2. filled; teeming: eyes big with tears.
3. loud: a big noise.
4. large in compass or conception; magnanimous; generous; liberal: a big heart; big gesture.
5. important in influence, standing, wealth, etc.: big business; a big financier.
6.
a. older: my big sister.
b. (especially with children) grown up: perhaps you'll be a doctor when you are big.
7. Aboriginal English important; sacred: big place that swamp.
8. haughty; pompous; boastful: big words; a big talker.
9. powerful; strong: a big backhand.
10. (of a wine) full-bodied, fruity.
11. requiring large amounts of financial backing: big science.
12. (euphemistic) fat; overweight: a big woman.
13.
a. important; significant: this is a big event for him.
b. full of activity: a big weekend.
14. Colloquial many: big dollars.
adverb (bigger, biggest)
15. Colloquial boastfully: to talk big.
16. on a grand scale; liberally: to think big.
phrase
17. a big fish, a ringleader or initiator.
18. be big in, to have influence or importance in: she is big in the field of medical research.
19. be big of someone, (sometimes ironic) to act in a generous-spirited and high-minded fashion.
20. be in big on, Colloquial to be an important confidant or partner in (a commercial venture).
21. be in big with, Colloquial to be highly favoured by.
22. big job, Colloquial (with children)
a. the act of defecating.
b. the result of defecating; excrement.

23. big on, Colloquial knowledgeable and enthusiastic about: big on wine.
24. big up, Colloquial to enhance the reputation of, often by exaggeration.: we can't big him up enough because his work is incredible.
25. big with child, pregnant.
26. get big on, Cricket (of a delivery) to rise unexpectedly from the bounce towards (a batter).
27. in a big way, with obvious enthusiasm: to go in for hats in a big way.
28. the big end of town, the powerful merchants, bankers, etc., whose tall buildings often stand close to one another in one part of the city: *The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that the party's Millennium Forum, launched last year to raise funds from the big end of town, received more than $175,000 from sponsors –aap news, 2000.
29. the big one,
a. Colloquial the ultimate test or obstacle: this exam is the big one.
b. the most important item in a set or list: I have many vices but smoking is the big one.
{Middle English; origin uncertain}
biggish, adjective
bigness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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