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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 big /ˈbɪg/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Big a. [Compar. Bigger; superl. Biggest.]
 1. Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large. “He's too big to go in there.”
 2. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively.
    [Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.   --Addison.
 3. Having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride.
    God hath not in heaven a bigger argument.   --Jer. Taylor.
 Note:Big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as, big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced.
 To talk big, to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously.
    I talked big to them at first.   --De Foe.
 Syn: -- Bulky; large; great; massive; gross.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Big, Bigg , n.  Bot. Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
    =\“Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg.”\=   --New English Dict.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Big, Bigg , v. t.  To build. [Scot. & North of Eng. Dial.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: large] [ant: small, small]
      2: significant; "graduation was a big day in his life"
      3: of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb
         was a very big decision"; "a momentous event" [syn: momentous]
      4: 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" [syn: large, prominent]
      5: very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big
         (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" [syn: bad]
      6: loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
      7: prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor"
         [syn: big(a), heavy(a)]
      8: (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown
         woman" [syn: adult, full-grown, fully grown, grown,
      9: marked by intense physical force; "a big wind"
      10: feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a
          swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride" [syn: swelled,
      11: older brother or sister; "big sister" [syn: big(a), elder,
           older] [ant: little(a)]
      12: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful, braggart(a),
           bragging(a), braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing,
      13: 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" [syn: large, magnanimous]
      14: 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"
          [syn: bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded,
           handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded]
      15: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child";
          "was great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant,
           gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with
      adv 1: extremely well; "his performance went over big"
      2: in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening" [syn: boastfully,
          vauntingly, large]
      3: on a grand scale; "think big" [ant: small]
      4: in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
      [also: biggest, bigger]