Meaning of BIG in English

BIG

I. big adjective

1.

of significant size or scope

a big expanse of mud

big plans

Synonyms: considerable, extensive, hefty, large, large-scale, major, sizable

Related Word: bumper, hulking, whacking, whopping; clumsy, unwieldy; ample, biggish, capacious, commodious, comprehensive, copious, roomy, spacious, voluminous; distended, inflated, swollen

Contrasted words: paltry, piddling, trivial; slight, small; insignificant; minute, tiny, wee

Antonyms: little

2.

Synonyms: large 1, bull, fat, great, husky, oversize

3.

Synonyms: pregnant 1, childing, enceinte, expectant, expecting, gone, gravid, heavy, parous, parturient

4.

Synonyms: full 1, awash, brimful, brimming, chock-full, crammed, crowded, packed, replete, stuffed

Related Word: flushed, overflowing; cloyed, glutted, sated, satiated, satisfied

Idioms: full to bursting ( or overflowing), full to the ears, stuffed to the gills

Contrasted words: empty

5.

Synonyms: important 1, consequential, considerable, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, weighty

6.

Synonyms: pretentious 3, arty, arty-crafty, high-sounding, imposing, overblown

7.

Synonyms: generous 1, benevolent, chivalrous, considerate, greathearted, lofty, magnanimous

II. ||big adverb

Synonyms: very 1, ||awful, awfully, damned, extremely, greatly, hugely, much, whacking, whopping

III. big noun

Synonyms: notable 1, big boy, ||big cheese, ||biggie, ||big noise, big shot, bigwig, great gun, heavyweight, lion

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