Some articles on big:
... By the time Snow Crash was published, The Big U was out of print, and Stephenson was content to leave it that way ... the names of his predecessors as Presidents of the big U are taken from the Roman Emperors Commodus to Septimius Severus ... The neon Big Wheel sign plays the part of the Citgo sign just east of the BU campus in Kenmore Square ...
... Big Bear City Airport, a general aviation airport in the Big Bear City section of unincorporated San Bernardino County, serves Big Bear Lake ... The MARTA Provides Service from downtown San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake ... The Big Bear Valley offers three highways ...
1930 – February 3, 1959) also commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made ...
... Big Bear Lake was inhabited by the indigenous Serrano Indians for over 2,000 years before it was explored by Benjamin Wilson and his party ... the Grizzly bears, from which the area received its name, Big Bear Valley grew rapidly during the Southern California Gold Rush from 1861 to 1912 ... A trip to Big Bear Lake from San Bernardino took two days on horse-drawn coaches ...
... Villanova became a member of the Big East in 1980 with Pittsburgh following in 1982 ... Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1991, and three A-10 members joined the Big East as football-only members Rutgers, West Virginia, and Temple ... All but Temple would join the Big East in all sports in 1995, but Virginia Tech joined the A-10 as a result of the merger that created Conference USA ...
More definitions of "big":
- (adj): In an advanced stage of pregnancy.
Example: "Was big with child"
Synonyms: enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child
- (adj): Generous and understanding and tolerant.
Example: "A heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"
Synonyms: large, magnanimous
- (adj): Significant.
Example: "Graduation was a big day in his life"
- (adv): In a major way.
Example: "The play failed big at the box office"
- (adj): Of very great significance.
Example: "Deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"
- (adj): Marked by intense physical force.
Example: "A big wind"
- (adj): Given or giving freely.
Example: "Was a big tipper"
Synonyms: bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded
- (adj): Very intense.
Example: "In a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"
- (adj): Loud and firm.
Example: "A big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
- (adj): Conspicuous in position or importance.
Example: "A big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"
Synonyms: large, prominent
- (adj): Exhibiting self-importance.
Example: "Big talk"
Synonyms: boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising
- (adv): In a boastful manner.
Example: "He talked big all evening"
Synonyms: boastfully, vauntingly, large
- (adv): On a grand scale.
Example: "Think big"
- (adj): Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
Example: "Set out for the big city"; "a big (or large) barn"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a big group of scientists"
- (adj): Prodigious.
Example: "Big spender"; "big eater"
Famous quotes containing the word big:
“Tom: All right, boys. Cmon. Why dont you say Im a yellow belly and a big mouth at that?
Shep: You yellow? Who thinks youre yellow? Did you hear what he said? A guy whos got the nerve to marry? Thats more than Flash Gordon ever did.”
—Billy Wilder (b. 1906)
“... my mother ... piled up her hair and went out to teach in a one-room school, mountain children little and big alike. The first day, some fathers came along to see if she could whip their children, some who were older than she. She told the children that she did intend to whip them if they became unruly and refused to learn, and invited the fathers to stay if they liked and shed be able to whip them too. Having been thus tried out, she was a great success with them after that.”
—Eudora Welty (b. 1909)
“In the past, as now, Haitis curse has been her politicians. There are still too many men of influence in the country who believe that a national election is a mandate from the people to build themselves a big new house in Petionville and Kenscoff and a trip to Paris.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)