What is 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"
    Synonyms: large
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on big:

The Big Bopper
... October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959) also commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant ...
The Big U - Literary Significance and Criticism
... 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 ... The Big U's financial crisis and the lost library catalog are based on actual events ...
Big Bear Lake, California - Transportation
... 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 ...
Big Bear Lake, California - History
... 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 ...
Atlantic 10 Conference - Sports - Football - A-10 Schools in I-A/FBS
... 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 they ...

More definitions of "big":

  • (adv): On a grand scale.
    Example: "Think big"
  • (adj): Prodigious.
    Example: "Big spender"; "big eater"
    Synonyms: heavy
  • (adv): In a major way.
    Example: "The play failed big at the box office"
  • (adj): Loud and firm.
    Example: "A big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
  • (adj): Marked by intense physical force.
    Example: "A big wind"
  • (adj): Very intense.
    Example: "In a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"
    Synonyms: bad
  • (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
  • (adv): Extremely well.
    Example: "His performance went over big"
  • (adj): Of very great significance.
    Example: "Deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"
    Synonyms: momentous
  • (adj): Significant.
    Example: "Graduation was a big day in his life"
  • (adj): Feeling self-importance.
    Example: "Too big for his britches"
    Synonyms: swelled, vainglorious
  • (adj): Conspicuous in position or importance.
    Example: "A big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"
    Synonyms: large, prominent
  • (adj): Older brother or sister.
    Example: "Big sister"
    Synonyms: elder, older

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    After a big ship has rotted away, there still remain three thousand nails.
    Chinese proverb.

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