big ADJECTIVE (bigger, biggest) 1) of considerable size, physical power, or extent. 2) of considerable importance or seriousness. 3) informal exciting great interest or popularity. 4) informal, often ironic generous: ‘That's big of you!’
the big screen — Cf. ↑the big screen
big with child — Cf. ↑big with child
in a big way — Cf. ↑in a big way
talk big — Cf. ↑talk big
think big — Cf. ↑think big
too big for one's boots — Cf. ↑too big for one's boots
DERIVATIVES biggish adjective bigness noun.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.

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