the fact or condition of being large in size, extent, amount, etc.
Chiefly New England. size1.

Origin of bigness

First recorded in 1485–95; big1 + -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bigness

Contemporary Examples of bigness

Historical Examples of bigness

  • Now the bigness only emphasized the dreariness and desolation.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The richness of the world was crowding on him, the bigness of it, the dangers.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • But far more than that, there was a sort of bigness about him.

  • He had come, full, full to trembling—with the bigness of his news.


    Joseph Conrad

  • And the mere weight of this bigness is an added disadvantage.

Word Origin and History for bigness

late 15c., from big + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper