Big - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bɪɡ|  American pronunciation of the word big
Brit.  |bɪɡ|  British pronunciation of the word big


- significant
- very intense(syn: bad)
- loud and firm
- conspicuous in position or importance(syn: large, prominent)
- prodigious(syn: heavy)
- exhibiting self-importance(syn: boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing)
- feeling self-importance(syn: swelled, vainglorious)

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- extremely well
- in a boastful manner(syn: boastfully, large, vauntingly)
- on a grand scale
- in a major way


A big glass of soda

She moved to a bigger city.

The biggest city in the state

He led a big group through the museum.

She works for a big company.

He organized a big advertising campaign.

We had a big fund-raiser for the school.

He talks big about his plans, but he hasn't done much yet.

...with that new promotion he's now one of the bigs in the company...

...when a candidate is running for president, he's playing in the bigs and cannot afford to make major mistakes...

Investors have lost big in recent months.

I need a bigger desk.

She had a big grin on her face.

Los Angeles is the biggest city in California.

The garage isn't big enough for two cars.

Word forms

comparative: bigger
superlative: biggest
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