- E(dward George) Pow·er [pou-er] /ˈpaʊ ər/, 1906–77, English organist in the U.S.
- four-rowed barley.
Origin of bigg1
- to build.
Origin of big2
Examples from the Web for biggs
Contemporary Examples of biggs
“[Biggs] was concerned and upset that I was somehow engaging in political activity,” says Sisley.
Biggs did not return multiple requests to comment for this story.
When Sisley released a photo of the addendum, taken by a friend in the legislature, reporters flooded Biggs with questions.
She details the time Biggs purposefully hit on her friend, Simone, to determine her loyalty in “Chicks Before Dicks.”Actress Jenny Mollen Talks Hiring Prostitutes for Husband Jason Biggs and Embracing Her Crazy
June 30, 2014
At the same time, Butters proved to have very specific ideas as to where he felt Mellon and Biggs should sit.Meet Butters, the Christmas Dog Model
December 25, 2013
Historical Examples of biggs
Biggs returned the fire and backed up the steps to tell the rest.
He was found by Constable Biggs, who was fired at by Cashel out of the dark hole.
"We heard you keep a bar, good Biggs," the gentle Poet said!
Higgs, Biggs, and Blatherwick had evidently been bribed; for would you believe it?Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
Messrs. Biggs and Thatcher were really distressed and combative.The Story of a Mine
- of great or considerable size, height, weight, number, power, or capacity
- having great significance; importanta big decision
- important through having power, influence, wealth, authority, etcthe big four banks
- (intensifier usually qualifying something undesirable)a big dope
- informal considerable in extent or intensity (esp in the phrase in a big way)
- eldermy big brother
- grown-upwhen you're big, you can stay up later
- generous; magnanimousthat's very big of you
- (in combination)big-hearted
- (often foll by with) brimming; fullmy heart is big with sadness
- extravagant; boastfulhe's full of big talk
- (of wine) full-bodied, with a strong aroma and flavour
- too big for one's boots or too big for one's breeches conceited; unduly self-confident
- in an advanced stage of pregnancy (esp in the phrase big with child)
- big on informal enthusiastic aboutthat company is big on research
- boastfully; pretentiously (esp in the phrase talk big)
- in an exceptional way; wellhis talk went over big with the audience
- on a grand scale (esp in the phrase think big)
Word Origin for big
- to build
- to excavate (earth) into a pile
Word Origin for big
c.1300, northern England dialect, "powerful, strong," of obscure origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal bugge "great man"). Old English used micel in many of the same senses. Meaning "of great size" is late 14c.; that of "grown up" is attested from 1550s. Sense of "important" is from 1570s. Meaning "generous" is U.S. colloquial by 1913.
Big band as a musical style is from 1926. Slang big head "conceit" is first recorded 1850. Big business "large commercial firms collectively" is 1905; big house "penitentiary" is U.S. underworld slang first attested 1915 (in London, "a workhouse," 1851). In financial journalism, big ticket items so called from 1956. Big lie is from Hitler's grosse Lüge.
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.