1. Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent (synset 301385012)
    "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"
  2. Significant (synset 301279982)
    "graduation was a big day in his life"
  3. Very intense (synset 301514159)
    "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
  4. Loud and firm (synset 301455863)
    "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
  5. Conspicuous in position or importance (synset 300581973)
    "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
  6. Prodigious (synset 302411163)
    "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
  7. Exhibiting self-importance (synset 301896819)
    "big talk"
  8. Feeling self-importance (synset 301896254)
    "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
  9. (of animals) fully developed (synset 301491979)
    "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
  10. Marked by intense physical force (synset 301195323)
    "a big wind"
  11. Generous and understanding and tolerant (synset 301118400)
    "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"
  12. Given or giving freely (synset 301115129)
    "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"
  13. In an advanced stage of pregnancy (synset 300174652)
    "was big with child"; "was great with child"
  1. Extremely well (synset 400227671)
    "his performance went over big"
  2. In a boastful manner (synset 400227289)
    "he talked big all evening"
  3. On a grand scale (synset 400227509)
    "think big"
  4. In a major way (synset 400227422)
    "the play failed big at the box office"

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