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big British & World English

Of considerable size or extent

big English Thesaurus

a big garden

make a thing of British & World English

Make (something) seem more important than it actually is

big air British & World English

A high jump in sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and BMX

Big Ben British & World English

The great clock tower of the Houses of Parliament in London and its bell

big box British & World English

A very large store which sells goods at discount prices, especially one specializing in a particular type of merchandise

big bud British & World English

A disease of blackcurrant bushes in which the buds become swollen due to the presence of gall mites

big cat British & World English

Any of the large members of the cat family, including the lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, snow leopard, clouded leopard, cheetah, and puma

big day British & World English

A very important or significant day

big end British & World English

(In a piston engine) the larger end of the connecting rod, encircling the crankpin

Big Rip British & World English

A theory about the end of the universe holding that the accelerating forces driving its expansion will eventually rend all currently organized matter

Big Sur British & World English

A scenic locality in west central California, south of Monterey on the Pacific coast

big top British & World English

The main tent in a circus

big gun British & World English

An important or powerful person

Big Chief British & World English

A person in authority; the head of an organization or enterprise

big money British & World English

Large amounts of money

big name British & World English

A person who is famous in a particular sphere

big shot British & World English

An important or influential person

talk big British & World English

Talk boastfully or overconfidently

Big Apple British & World English

A name for New York City

big band British & World English

A large group of musicians playing jazz or dance music

Big Bang British & World English

The rapid expansion of matter from a state of extremely high density and temperature which according to current cosmological theories marked the origin of the universe

big beat British & World English

Popular music with a steady, prominent beat

big-boned British & World English

(Of a person or animal) of larger than average build

big data British & World English

Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions

Big Easy British & World English

A name for New Orleans

big game British & World English

Large animals hunted for sport

big hair British & World English

A bouffant hairstyle, especially one that has been teased, permed, or sprayed to create volume

big-head British & World English

A conceited or arrogant person

big house British & World English

The largest house in a village or area, typically inhabited by a family of high social standing

big media British & World English

The main means of mass communication, i.e. television, radio, and the press, as opposed to blogs or other personal websites

big mouth British & World English

An indiscreet or boastful person

Big Muddy British & World English

A popular name for the Missouri River, whose waters are muddier than those of the Mississippi River

big-note British & World English

Boastfully exaggerate one’s own wealth or importance

big tent British & World English

Used in reference to a political party’s policy of permitting or encouraging a broad spectrum of views among its members

big time British & World English

The highest or most successful level in a career, especially in entertainment

big tree British & World English

North American term for giant redwood (see redwood).

big wheel British & World English

A Ferris wheel

big bucks British & World English

A lot of money

big jobs British & World English

A euphemistic way of referring to faeces or defecation

big bikkies British & World English

A large sum of money

Big Brother British & World English

A person or organization exercising total control over people’s lives

big-budget British & World English

Involving the expenditure of a large amount of money

big crunch British & World English

A contraction of the universe to a state of extremely high density and temperature (a hypothetical opposite of the big bang)

big dipper British & World English

A roller coaster

big-headed British & World English

Conceited or arrogant

big-hearted British & World English

(Of a person or action) kind and generous

big league British & World English

A group of teams in a professional sport, especially baseball, competing for a championship at the highest level


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