Definition of the big houseUS slang
- He spent four years in the big house.
: of great strength
: of great force
: large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent
: in a loud or declamatory manner
: to a large amount or extent
: on a large scale
: an individual or organization of outstanding importance or power
: a big player : a center or forward whose large size and strength are used to control play near the basket
: a building that serves as living quarters for one or a few families : home
: a shelter or refuge (such as a nest or den) of a wild animal
: to provide with living quarters or shelter
: to store in a building
: to encase, enclose, or shelter as if by putting in a house (see 1house)
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