What is big?

  • (adj): Of very great significance.
    Example: "Deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision"
    Synonyms: momentous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on big:

The Big U - Literary Significance and Criticism
... By the time Snow Crash was published, The Big U was out of print, and Stephenson was content to leave it that way ... John Silber, although his name and the names of his predecessors as Presidents of the big U are taken from the Roman Emperors Commodus to Septimius Severus ... The neon Big Wheel sign plays the part of the Citgo sign just east of the BU campus in Kenmore Square ...
Atlantic 10 Conference - Sports - Football - A-10 Schools in I-A/FBS
... Villanova became a member of the Big East in 1980 with Pittsburgh following in 1982 ... Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1991, and three A-10 members joined the Big East as football-only members Rutgers, West Virginia, and Temple ... All but Temple would join the Big East in all sports in 1995, but Virginia Tech joined the A-10 as a result of the merger that created Conference USA they were already Big East football members ...
Big Bear Lake, California - History
... Big Bear Lake was inhabited by the indigenous Serrano Indians for over 2,000 years before it was explored by Benjamin Wilson and his party ... by only the natives and the Grizzly bears, from which the area received its name, Big Bear Valley grew rapidly during the Southern California Gold Rush from 1861 to 1912 ... A trip to Big Bear Lake from San Bernardino took two days on horse-drawn coaches ...
Big Bear Lake, California - Transportation
... Big Bear City Airport, a general aviation airport in the Big Bear City section of unincorporated San Bernardino County, serves Big Bear Lake ... MARTA Provides Service from downtown San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake ... The Big Bear Valley offers three highways ...
The Big Bopper
3, 1959) also commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star ...

More definitions of "big":

  • (adv): Extremely well.
    Example: "His performance went over big"
  • (adj): Marked by intense physical force.
    Example: "A big wind"
  • (adj): Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
    Example: "Set out for the big city"; "a big (or large) barn"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a big group of scientists"
    Synonyms: large
  • (adj): Significant.
    Example: "Graduation was a big day in his life"
  • (adv): On a grand scale.
    Example: "Think big"
  • (adj): Feeling self-importance.
    Example: "Too big for his britches"
    Synonyms: swelled, vainglorious
  • (adj): Conspicuous in position or importance.
    Example: "A big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"
    Synonyms: large, prominent
  • (adj): Very intense.
    Example: "In a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"
    Synonyms: bad
  • (adv): In a major way.
    Example: "The play failed big at the box office"
  • (adj): Older brother or sister.
    Example: "Big sister"
    Synonyms: elder, older
  • (adj): Generous and understanding and tolerant.
    Example: "A heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"
    Synonyms: large, magnanimous
  • (adj): Loud and firm.
    Example: "A big voice"; "big bold piano sounds"
  • (adj): Prodigious.
    Example: "Big spender"; "big eater"
    Synonyms: heavy

Famous quotes containing the word big:

    ... there is ... a big aspect of play in writing novels, and making the story more and more elaborate is just more and more fun.
    Gish Jen (b. 1956)

    The rank and file have let their servants become their masters and dictators.... Provision should be made in all union constitutions for the recall of leaders. Big salaries should not be paid. Career hunters should be driven out, as well as leaders who use labor for political ends. These types are menaces to the advancement of labor.
    Mother Jones (1830–1930)

    We only confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no big ones.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)