Meaning of BIG in English
■ adjective ( ~ger , ~gest )
1》 of considerable size, power, or extent.
↘larger than others of the same kind.
↘ informal exciting great interest or popularity.
2》 of considerable importance or seriousness.
3》 informal, often ironic generous.
■ verb ( ~ someone/thing up ) black slang praise or recommend someone or something highly.
the Big Apple informal New York City.
~ money ( chiefly N. Amer. also ~ bucks ) informal large amounts of money.
the ~ screen informal the cinema.
~ tent a political party's policy of permitting and encouraging a broad spectrum of views among its members: [as modifier ] a ~-tent campaign.
~ with child archaic advanced in pregnancy.
give someone the ~ E Brit. informal reject someone. [ E from elbow .]
talk ~ informal talk confidently or boastfully.
think ~ informal be ambitious.
too ~ for one's boots informal conceited.
ME: of unknown origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004