Big

Definition of Big

Pronunciation: bĭg
a.1.Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.
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.
To talk big
to talk loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously.
I talked big to them at first.
- De Foe.
n.1.(Bot.) Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
"Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg."
- New English Dict.
v. t.1.To build.

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