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big

adjective

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2 of a size greater than average of its kind
  • bought a big apple to quench his raging appetite

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3 having, characterized by, or arising from a dignified and generous nature
  • how big of you to give your subordinates most of the credit

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4 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor)
  • inexperienced wine drinkers should not start with such a big wine

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7 containing unborn young within the body
  • a mare big with a foal

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big

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of big (Entry 2 of 2)

1 one of high position or importance within a group
  • with that new promotion he's now one of the bigs in the company

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2 usually bigs plural the highest level of a field of endeavor
  • a candidate who is running for president is playing in the bigs and cannot afford to make major mistakes

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The first known use of big was in the 14th century

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“Big.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/big. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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