: of great strength
- Sir Launcelot was big and strong again.
- —Thomas Malory
: large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent ;
: large or great in quantity, number, or amount
: operating on a large scale
: nearly ready to give birth
of the voice
: full and resonant
: outstandingly worthy or able
: of great importance or significance
: more advanced in age : older : more mature
- His teachers all told me he was excited about riding the bus, feeling like a big boy now.
- —Laurie Frey
: filled with or characterized by enthusiasm and interest
: active and enthusiastic
- I'm a big fan of soy foods but urge you to choose them wisely.
- —Andrew Weil
- My mother is a big baker, and so was my grandmother …
- —Melissa Parks
- I'm not a big shopper, so for me to actually like a store is really saying something.
- —Matt Cameron
: expressed in an enthusiastic or unrestrained way : hearty
- greeted me with a big hug
- soft drinks are very big in Mexico
- —Russ Leadabrand
: full-bodied and flavorful
—used of wine
: strongly favoring or liking;
: noted for
- she is big on blushing
- —Arnold Hano