Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
“Russia is a large country.”
“The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size.”
“He has a large collection of stamps.”
Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
Crossing the line of a ship’s course in a favorable direction; said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
A thousand dollars/pounds.
“Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.”
A large serving of something.
“One small coffee and two larges, please.”
Before the wind.
Of great size, large.
“Elephants are big animals, and they eat a lot.”
Thought to have undue influence.
“There were concerns about the ethics of big science.”
“That style is very big right now in Europe, especially among teenagers.”
“Kids should get help from big people if they want to use the kitchen.”
“Gosh, she is big!”
Important or significant.
“What’s so big about that? I do it all the time.”
“I’m not big on the idea, but if you want to go ahead with it, I won’t stop you.”
of Mature, conscientious, principled; generous.
“That’s very big of you, thank you!”
“I tried to be the bigger person and just let it go, but I couldn’t help myself.”
Well-endowed, possessing large breasts in the case of a woman or a large penis in the case of a man.
“Whoa, Nadia has gotten pretty big since she hit puberty.”
Large with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce.
“She was big with child.”
Used as an intensifier, especially of negative-valence nouns
“You are a big liar.”
“Why are you in such a big hurry?”
In a loud manner.
In a boasting manner.
“He’s always talking big, but he never delivers.”
In a large amount or to a large extent.
“He won big betting on the croquet championship.”
On a large scale, expansively.
“You’ve got to think big to succeed at Amalgamated Plumbing.”
“He hit him big and the guy just crumpled.”
Someone or something that is large in stature
An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name.
The big leagues, big time.
One or more kinds of barley, especially six-rowed barley.
To praise, recommend, or promote.
to inhabit; occupy
to locate oneself
to build; erect; fashion
to dwell; have a dwelling
of considerable or relatively great size, extent, or capacity
“add a large clove of garlic”
“the concert attracted large crowds”
“the jumper comes in small, medium, and large sizes”
pursuing a commercial activity on a significant scale
“many large investors are likely to take a different view”
of wide range or scope
“we can afford to take a larger view of the situation”
enjoy oneself in a lively way with drink or drugs and music
“he’s known in clubland for his capacity for larging it”
another term for free (sense 2 of the adverb)
of considerable size or extent
“big staff cuts”
“her big hazel eyes”
larger than other items of the same kind
“my big toe”
“I’m a big girl now”
“my big sister”
on an ambitiously large scale
“a small company with big plans”
doing a specified action very often or on a very large scale
“a big gambler”
“a big eater”
showing great enthusiasm
“a big tennis fan”
of considerable importance or seriousness
“it’s a big decision”
“his biggest problem is money”
“he made a big mistake”
very popular or successful
“African bands which are big in Britain”
holding an important position or playing an influential role
“as a senior in college, he was a big man on campus”
“‘I’m inclined to take pity on you.’ ‘That’s big of you!’”
praise or recommend something highly
“the record’s been on the streets a while now, but it’s still worth bigging up”
the major league in a professional sport
“the day he made it to the bigs, he forgot every minor league ballpark he ever played in”