big

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. large, bulky, huge; mountainous, enormous; massive, impressive; important, weighty. See greatness, size. Ant., small.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Of Great size]
Syn. large, huge, great; see high 1 , large 1 , long 1 .
2. [Grown, or partially grown]
Syn. grown-up, full-grown, adult, elder; see mature 1 .
3. [Important]
Syn. prominent, significant, influential, consequential; see important 1 , 2 .
4. [Pompous]
Syn. presumptuous, pretentious, boastful, imperious; see egotistic 2 , pompous , proud 2 .
5. [Loud]
Syn. roaring, deafening, heavy; see loud 1 .
6. [Generous]
Syn. magnanimous, liberal, unselfish; see generous 1 , 2 .
7. [With child]
Syn. gravid, parturient, expecting*; see pregnant 1 .
8. [*Pompously]
Syn. pretentiously, boastfully, ostentatiously, flamboyantly; see pompously .
See Synonym Study at large .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. large huge, sizable, immense, gigantic, prodigious, ample, substantial, vast, *heavy-duty, colossal, *Brobdingnagian, massive, voluminous, hulking, gargantuan.
2. important weighty, consequential, powerful, prominent, eminent, significant, *major league, momentous, *big-time, paramount, major.
ANT.: 1. small, tiny, pint-sized. 2. insignificant, trivial, *small potatoes
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Notably above average in amount, size, or scope: considerable, extensive, good, great, healthy, large, large-scale, sizable. Informal: tidy. See BIG. 2. Having reached full growth and development: adult, developed, fullblown, full-fledged, full-grown, grown, grownup, mature, ripe. Idiom: of age. See YOUTH. 3. Carrying a developing fetus within the uterus: enceinte, expectant, expecting, gravid, parturient, pregnant. Slang: gone. Archaic: great. Idioms: in a family way, with child. See REPRODUCTION. 4. Full to the point of flowing over: awash, brimful, brimming, overflowing. See BIG, RICH. 5. Having great significance: consequential, considerable, historic, important, large, material, meaningful, monumental, significant, substantial. See IMPORTANT. 6. Willing to give of oneself and one's possessions: big-hearted, generous, greathearted, large-hearted, magnanimous, unselfish. See GIVE.

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