big \big\, bigg \bigg\ ], n. [oe. bif, bigge; akin to icel. bygg, dan. byg, sw. bjugg.] (bot.) barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind. "bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg." [ big \big\ (&?;), a. [compar. bigger; superl. biggest.] [perh. from celtic; cf. w. beichiog, beichiawg, pregnant, with child, fr. baich burden, arm. beac'h; or cf. oe. bygly, icel. biggiligr, (properly) habitable; (then) magnigicent, excellent, fr. oe. biggen, icel. byggja, to dwell, build, akin to e. be.] 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. 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. taylor. note: big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as, big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced.
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Big! is a TV series in which an episode consists of a team of engineers manufacturing the world's biggest items (usually a household item that's normally hand carried, scaled up to proportions that make the items unusable without JCBs and Cherrypickers) for the sake of setting world records.
Meaning The most important person. Origin Derived in the USA, via the UK, about 1890. The Urdu word for thing is chiz. The British brought home the expression 'the cheese' for 'the main/best thing' and it crossed the Atlantic as 'the big cheese'. Meaning Originally a self-aggrandising claim of a rock group or other stage act who aren't successful in their own country. Now used ironically to describe any failing act. Origin Second division rock groups who couldn't make the charts back home used to say they were big in Japan, implying they had a world-wide following. Meaning An important person. Origin From the British judiciary, who wear wigs in court. Meaning Proverb. Origin The use of this proverb in english appears to have begun with Theodore Roosevelt. He is quoted as saying 'I have always been fond of the West African proverb - speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.' Meaning Nickname for New York, USA. Origin Derived from the translation by jazz musicians of the manzana principal area as 'apple orchard'. Another explanation has it that jazz musician's slang for engagement was 'apple'. A date in New York was the 'big apple'. Meaning Nickname for New Orleans, USA. Origin Refers to the laid back life that jazz musicians indulged in there.
Adjective 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" (synonym) large (antonym) small, little (similar) ample, sizable, sizeable (attribute) size 2. significant; "graduation was a big day in his life" (similar) important, of import (classification) colloquialism 3. of very great significance; "deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"; "a momentous event" (synonym) momentous (similar) significant, important 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" (synonym) large, prominent (similar) conspicuous, obvious 5. very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" (synonym) bad (similar) intense 6. loud and firm; "a big voice"; "big bold piano sounds" (similar) loud 7. prodigious; "big spender"; "big eater"; "heavy investor" (synonym) big(a), heavy(a) (similar) intemperate 8. (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman" (synonym) adult, full-grown, fully grown, grown, grownup (similar) mature (classification) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna 9. marked by intense physical force; "a big wind" (similar) heavy 10. feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride" (synonym) swelled, vainglorious (similar) proud 11. older brother or sister; "big sister" (synonym) big(a), elder, older (antonym) little(a), younger 12. exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" (synonym) boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising (similar) proud 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" (synonym) large, magnanimous (similar) generous 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" (synonym) bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded (similar) generous 15. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was great with child" (synonym) big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p) (similar) pregnant Adverb 1. extremely well; "his performance went over big" 2. in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening" (synonym) boastfully, vauntingly, large 3. on a grand scale; "think big" (antonym) small 4. in a major way; "the play failed big at the box office"
Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse Inc.
Develops, owns and operates microbrewery/restaurants known as "big buck brewery and steakhouses" offering steaks, ribs, chicken and other food and a distinctive selection of beer which are microbrewed on-site. Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse Inc.
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Develops, markets and retails a branded, lifestyle collection of unique, high-quality, popular-priced consumer products, including activewear, casual sportswear, accessories and gifts. Big Rock Brewery Ltd.
Produces and markets specialty draught and bottled beer. Big Foot Financial Corp.
Savings and loan holding company with subsidiary which performs savings bank operations, mortgage banking services and other related financial activities. BIG LOTS INC
Operates chain of close-out and toy retail stores. Big City Radio, Inc.
Owns and operates radio broadcasting stations.
Alt. of Bigg (superl.)
Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large. (superl.)
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. (superl.)
Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; -- often figuratively. (n.)
Alt. of Bigg
cancer sexual orgasm any of the large cities in Australia; or any built-up or closely settled area (originally Aboriginal pidgin) a sulky (horse drawn carriage) request or expectation of large magnitude which is difficult to fulfil a lot of money. (Also see "motza") lots of money (originally US slang (mid-19th C.); shortened form of "buckskin", the skin of a buck or deer, formerly an accepted form of exchange on the US frontier) 1. ironic exclamation indicating contempt, disbelief, etc.; 2. a big deal - important event; serious matter (derogatory) effeminate male: "I reckon blokes who don't take on dares are big girls" (derogatory) timid, ineffectual, effeminate male: "I reckon blokes who don't take on dares are big girls" 1. powerful or influential person; 2. (surfing) long surfboard for big waves; 3. influential or important: "big gun designers" hair styled to add volume conceited person (in children's speech) defecation large number or amount: “I'll have big mobs of mashed potato, please” 1. a thousand dollars; $1000; 2. (usually ironic) a dollar coin or that amount of money (originally a US slang term for a thousand-dollar note) very important person to vomit (pl. n.)Australian Rules: goal posts, e.g. “He's dobbed it through the big sticks” aggressively powerful businessman 1. (adv.) (used post-positively) to a great degree or extent: "You owe me big time; plunged into it big time"; (adj.) 2. at the top level in any business or pursuit: “big-time executive”;3.(of criminals, prostitutes, etc.) involved in organised vice sarcastic expression of surprise, etc. brag, boast racecourse tipster; urger act in an ostentatious or flamboyant manner, usually well beyond the requirements of the given situation vomit into a toilet bowl, especially from having drunk too much alcohol a common (drinking) toast in Queensland to be expensive become or be a conceited person: "Don't get a big head about it" to dismiss that someone is out of hand toilet become or be a conceited person: "Don't get a big head about it" if you can't take the pressure, choose alternative course of action turn into a major issue: “OK, so I made a mistake, there's no need to make a big thing of it” eat or drink a large proportion of: “Well, I may not have finished it, but I put a big hole in it” be utterly dreadful speak boastfully vomit orgasm, especially female orgasm Strine patron saint of young married couples, or as they are sometimes indulgently known, “nearlyweds” vomit