adjective, big·ger, big·gest.
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Idioms for big
Origin of big1
SYNONYMS FOR big
synonym study for big
OTHER WORDS FROM bigbiggish, adjectivebigly, adverb, adjective
Words nearby big
Definition for big (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), bigged, big·ging.British Dialect.
Origin of big2
Example sentences from the Web for big
What we do know, as the report noted, is “the drop-off will be higher for more populated locations like big cities, with smaller reductions for outdoor and less-populated destinations.”
It was a broad-based drop that saw the big tech rally fade and travel and retail stocks tank on reopening worries.Move over Nasdaq. This exchange has been killing it over the past month|Bernhard Warner|July 8, 2020|Fortune
A big thing we are leading the charge on is the … language that’s been used in gaming that has been tolerated.
In essence, clean rooms have enabled the big tech companies to become channel-specific agencies for their advertisers.
Now that the first wave of big announcements is winding down, raceAhead will be turning our attention to the nuts and bolts of the work that must happen in the longer term.The NFL’s apparent new wokeness might be performative, but it still matters|Ellen McGirt|July 7, 2020|Fortune
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
The Big Five banks dubbed too big to fail, are 35 percent bigger than they were when the meltdown was triggered.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Their three-day scientific outing was paid for by Epstein and was big success.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I really wanted Trenchmouth to succeed and at the time wished we were as big as Green Day.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
He did not care to show himself, and he kept one of the big trees between himself and the man all the time.All Adrift|Oliver Optic
Wait until I get my degree, and the law cases come pouring in on me, with big fees—say, maybe I could give your dad some points!For the Honor of Randall|Lester Chadwick
He has a big, gray shawl like your own, wrapped around his shoulders.The Tree of Appomattox|Joseph A. Altsheler
The magazines were kept open, and every gun, big and little, stood ready to be fired at the word of command.Fighting in Cuban Waters|Edward Stratemeyer
And he did come out, by far the most sneaking object for miles around on the Big Plains.
British Dictionary definitions for big (1 of 2)
adjective bigger or biggest
- eldermy big brother
- grown-upwhen you're big, you can stay up later
- generous; magnanimousthat's very big of you
- (in combination)big-hearted
Derived forms of bigbiggish, adjectivebigness, noun
Word Origin for big
British Dictionary definitions for big (2 of 2)
verb bigs, bigging, bigged or bug (bʌɡ) Scot
Word Origin for big
Idioms and Phrases with big
In addition to the idioms beginning with big
- big and bold
- big as life
- big bucks
- big cheese
- big daddy
- big deal
- big enchilada
- big fish in a small pond
- big head, have a
- big league
- big mouth, have a
- big of one
- big on
- big shot
- big stink
- big time
- big top
- big wheel
- go over big
- great (big) guns
- hit it big
- in a big way
- little frog in a big pond
- make a federal case (big deal)
- talk big
- think big
- too big for one's breeches
- what's the (big) idea
Also see underbigger.