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6 definitions found
 for big
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Big \Big\ (b[i^]g), a. [Compar. Bigger; superl. Biggest.]
     [Perh. from Celtic; cf. W. beichiog, beichiawg, pregnant,
     with child, fr. baich burden, Arm. beac'h; or cf. OE. bygly,
     Icel. biggiligr, (properly) habitable; (then) magnigicent,
     excellent, fr. OE. biggen, Icel. byggja, to dwell, build,
     akin to E. be.]
     1. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of
        great size; large. "He's too big to go in there." --Shak.
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     2. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth
        or produce; -- often figuratively.
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              [Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. Having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation,
        distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a
        big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied
        to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride.
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              God hath not in heaven a bigger argument. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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     Note: Big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as,
           big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced.
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     To talk big, to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously.
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              I talked big to them at first.        --De Foe.
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     Syn: Bulky; large; great; massive; gross.
          [1913 Webster] Big

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Big \Big\, Bigg \Bigg\, v. t. [OE. biggen, fr. Icel. byggja to
     inhabit, to build, b?a (neut.) to dwell (active) to make
     ready. See Boor, and Bound.]
     To build. [Scot. & North of Eng. Dial.] --Sir W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Big \Big\, Bigg \Bigg\, n. [OE. bif, bigge; akin to Icel. bygg,
     Dan. byg, Sw. bjugg.] (Bot.)
     Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
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           "Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now
           with bigg."                              --New English
                                                    Dict.
     [1913 Webster] Big

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  big
      adv 1: extremely well; "his performance went over big"
      2: in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening" [syn:
         boastfully, vauntingly, big, large]
      3: on a grand scale; "think big" [ant: small]
      4: in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
      adj 1: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude
             or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a
             large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family";
             "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of
             newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of
             the world" [syn: large, big] [ant: little, small]
      2: significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"
      3: very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big
         (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" [syn:
         bad, big]
      4: loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
      5: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the
         movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial
         circles"; "a prominent citizen" [syn: big, large,
         prominent]
      6: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
         [syn: big(a), heavy(a)]
      7: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful,
         braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop,
         crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising]
      8: feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a
         swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride" [syn: big,
         swelled, vainglorious]
      9: (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown
         woman" [syn: adult, big, full-grown, fully grown,
         grown, grownup]
      10: marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
      11: generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough
          to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so
          forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart";
          "magnanimous toward his enemies" [syn: big, large,
          magnanimous]
      12: given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous
          goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded
          host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving
          and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent
          gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather" [syn: big,
          bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded,
          handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded]
      13: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child";
          "was great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte,
          expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p),
          with child(p)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  180 Moby Thesaurus words for "big":
     adult, aggrandized, ample, apotheosized, arrogant, arty, awash,
     awesome, awful, awfully, beatified, benevolent, big boy,
     big cheese, big noise, big shot, big-league, big-name, big-time,
     bighearted, bigwig, bigwigged, bombastic, brimful, brimming, bull,
     bumper, canonized, capacious, chivalrous, chock-full, cloyed,
     clumsy, commodious, comprehensive, condescending, consequential,
     considerable, considerate, copious, crammed, crowded, damned,
     deified, distended, domineering, double-barreled, earthshaking,
     elevated, eminent, ennobled, enshrined, enthroned, exalted,
     excellent, expectant, expecting, extensive, extravagant, extremely,
     fat, flushed, full to bursting, gassy, generous, glorified,
     glutted, gone, goodly, grand, gravid, great, great gun,
     great of heart, greathearted, greatly, grown, grown-up, handsome,
     haughty, healthy, heavy, heavyweight, hefty, held in awe, heroic,
     high, high and mighty, high-faluting, high-flown, high-headed,
     high-minded, high-nosed, high-powered, high-sounding,
     high-swelling, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, hugely,
     hulking, husky, idealistic, immortal, immortalized, important,
     imposing, inflated, knightly, large, large-scale, largehearted,
     liberal, lion, lofty, magnanimous, magnified, major, man-sized,
     marriable, marriageable, material, mature, maturescent, meaningful,
     mighty, momentous, much, name, noble, noble-minded, nubile,
     numerous, of age, of marriageable age, old, openhanded,
     overbearing, overblown, overflowing, packed, parturient,
     patronizing, pretentious, princely, proud, purse-proud, replete,
     roomy, sainted, sanctified, sated, satiated, satisfied,
     self-important, shrined, significant, sizable, spacious, stuck-up,
     stuffed, sublime, substantial, supereminent, superior, swollen,
     tall, throned, tidy, toplofty, unwieldy, uppish, uppity, upstage,
     voluminous, weighty, whacking, whopping, windy, world-shaking
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  BIG
         Bionet Intelligent Gateway (BioData)
         

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