Of considerable size or extent
A hardy variety of barley grown mainly in northern England and Scotland.
Make (something) seem more important than it actually is
a big garden
(With the) a personal rejection or rebuff, especially insensitively or unceremoniously conveyed; the abrupt breaking off of a (romantic) relationship; frequently in to give (a person) the big E = to give (a person) the elbow.
Apparently irreversible momentum, especially during a political campaign.
South Asian and Caribbean informal. A person of high social status or great wealth.
An important man; especially the head of a criminal organization.
Extremely big; huge, impressive.
A boy who is relatively old or mature; (also) a boy who is old enough to look after himself or to cope with adult experiences (also (informal) used ironically, of a man).
North American informal an important or influential person or thing; a ‘big shot’; also more fully big dog of the tanyard (now rare).
As a familiar or affectionate form of address to a man or boy.
A trademark for: the largest in a range of hamburgers sold by McDonald's fast-food outlets; (hence allusively) the biggest or best of a number of related things.
A man of high status or importance in a social group, organization, business, etc.; a leader, a boss.
Originally and chiefly US. A large sum of money, especially one thousand (occasionally one million) dollars or (British) pounds; a note of large denomination. Also (usually plural): one dollar or (British) one pound.
High wages or a high salary; a sizeable amount of money.
A vast expanse of sky such as may be seen from an area of flat, open land; now frequently attributive, especially in big sky country.
A high jump in sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and BMX
The great clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London and its bell
A very large store which sells goods at discount prices, especially one specializing in a particular type of merchandise
A disease of blackcurrant bushes in which the buds become swollen due to the presence of gall mites
Any of the large members of the cat family, including the lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, snow leopard, clouded leopard, cheetah, and puma
A very important or significant day
The dry season in any part of Australia
(In a piston engine) the larger end of the connecting rod, encircling the crankpin
A large number or quantity
A theory about the end of the universe holding that the accelerating forces driving its expansion will eventually rend all currently organized matter
A scenic locality in west central California, south of Monterey on the Pacific coast
The main tent in a circus
The rainy season in any part of Australia
An important or powerful person
That has large buttocks.
(attributive) (usually with hyphen) designating a rifle, engine, etc., with a large calibre or bore.
Usually in plural and with hyphen. = big money.
A spell of extremely cold weather.
A metropolis; the largest city in a particular region.
The ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.
An important business transaction or contract.
Having large eyes.
A girl who is relatively old or mature; (also) a girl who is old enough to look after herself or to cope with adult experiences (also (informal) used ironically, of a woman).
The long hand on a clock or watch that indicates the minutes.
Of an oil or natural gas pipeline: having a large diameter.
In North American Indian usage: a settler or soldier of European origin or descent; specifically (now historical) a Virginian or American. Later also more generally: a white person.
(Usually with the) death.
With the. The largest settlement in a particular region, especially a metropolis, ‘the big city’.
A large, important, or influential person; frequently as a form of address.
Exaggerated, showy, or boastful speech.
Something important, impressive, or popular; (especially in early use) specifically a promising or potentially profitable scheme, opportunity, etc.
Expressing dismissiveness: ‘So what?’ ‘Who cares?’.
A person in authority; the head of an organization or enterprise