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big

 
Adjective big has 15 senses
  1. large, big - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
    Antonyms: small, little, bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck, bitty, bittie, teensy, teentsy, teeny, wee, weeny, weensy, teensy-weensy, teeny-weeny, itty-bitty, itsy-bitsy, dinky, dwarfish, elfin, elflike, gnomish, half-size, infinitesimal, minute, microscopic, least, littlest, smallest, lesser, micro, miniature, minuscule, miniscule, pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable, puny, runty, shrimpy, slender, slim, smaller, littler, smallish, small-scale, undersize, undersized
  2. big - significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"
    Antonym:
    unimportant (indirect, via important)
  3. big, momentous - of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event"
    Antonyms: insignificant, unimportant (indirect, via significant)
  4. big, large, prominent - conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
    Antonyms: inconspicuous, invisible (indirect, via conspicuous)
  5. bad, big - very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
    Antonym: mild (indirect, via intense)
  6. big - loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
    Antonym:
    soft (indirect, via loud)
  7. big, heavy - prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
    Antonym: temperate (indirect, via intemperate)
  8. adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup - (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman"
    Antonym: immature (indirect, via mature)
  9. big - marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
    Antonym:
    light (indirect, via heavy)
  10. big, swelled, vainglorious - feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
    Antonym: humble (indirect, via proud)
  11. big, elder, older - older brother or sister; "big sister"
    Antonyms: little, younger
  12. boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
    Antonym: humble (indirect, via proud)
  13. big, large, magnanimous - generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"
    Antonyms: ungenerous, meanspirited (indirect, via generous)
  14. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
    Antonyms: stingy, ungenerous (indirect, via generous)
  15. big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child - in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child"
    Antonym: nonpregnant (indirect, via pregnant)
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