Meaning of BIG in English

BIG

I. adjective (~ger; ~gest) Etymology: Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect bugge important man Date: 14th century 1. of great strength, of great force , 2. large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent , operating on a large scale , capital 1, 3. pregnant , full to bursting ; swelling , full and resonant, 4. chief , preeminent , outstandingly worthy or able , of great importance or significance , imposing , pretentious , magnanimous , generous , popular , full-bodied and flavorful, ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. adverb Date: 1807 in a loud or declamatory manner, 2. to a large amount or extent , on a large scale , hard , III. noun Date: 1965 an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power

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