adjective, big·ger, big·gest.
SYNONYMS FOR big
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Idioms for big
Origin of big1
OTHER WORDS FROM bigbiggish, adjectivebigly, adverb, adjective
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
This time it would be the biggest mistake for the Western press to repeat that—absolutely the biggest mistake.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Its biggest asset, of course, is the steely Atwell, who never asks you to feel sorry for Carter despite all the sexism around her.
I was already over forty, had hardly a nickel in my pocket and this was the biggest break in my life.
Postscript Of all the interviews I did Lee Marvin was by far the biggest surprise.
Frankly, I don't think even Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow, and the show's biggest fans expected it to be this good.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Don't waste your valuable time looking for the biggest angleworm in the garden!The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
I wouldn't part for a second with the certainty that I am the biggest figure in young England to-day.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
It was from the biggest face that the voice had come, and Dorothy responded with a courteous "Good-morning!"
What would follow, the Biggest Boy did not say; but he had pulled off his coat, and there was none to dispute him.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
My smithy lies yonder, beyond that turn of the road and behind the biggest oak tree in the country.
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.