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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Big  \Big\,  a.  [Compar.  {Bigger};  superl.  {Biggest}.]  [Perh.  from 
  Celtic;  cf  W.  beichiog  beichiawg  pregnant,  with  child,  fr 
  baich  burden,  Arm.  beac'h;  or  cf  OE  bygly  Icel.  biggiligr 
  (properly)  habitable;  (then)  magnigicent,  excellent,  fr  OE 
  biggen,  Icel.  byggja  to  dwell,  build,  akin  to  E.  be.] 
  1.  Having  largeness  of  size;  of  much  bulk  or  magnitude;  of 
  great  size;  large  ``He's  too  big  to  go  in  there.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  Big  is  often  used  in  self-explaining  compounds;  as 
  big-boned;  big-sounding;  big-named;  big-voiced. 
 
  {To  talk  big},  to  talk  loudly,  arrogantly,  or  pretentiously. 
 
  I  talked  big  to  them  at  first  --De  Foe. 
 
  Syn:  Bulky;  large  great;  massive;  gross. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bigger  \Big"ger\,  a., 
  compar.  of  {Big}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bigger 
  adj  :  large  or  big  relative  to  something  else  [syn:  {larger}] 




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