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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. [1913 Webster]

     2. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively. [1913 Webster]

              [Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
                                                    --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              God hath not in heaven a bigger argument. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as, big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced. [1913 Webster]

     {To talk big}, to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously. [1913 Webster]

              I talked big to them at first.        --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Bulky; large; great; massive; gross.
          [1913 Webster] Big

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Big \Big\, Bigg \Bigg\, n. [OE. bif, bigge; akin to Icel. bygg, Dan. byg, Sw. bjugg.] (Bot.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind. [1913 Webster]

           "Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg."                              --New English Dict. [1913 Webster] Big

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

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


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