big Definition

  • 1of considerable size, extent, or intensity
  • 2important, serious, or significant

Using big: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "big" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She has a big house in the countryside.

  • Example

    He made a big mistake by not showing up to the meeting.

  • Example

    The company is facing big challenges this year.

  • Example

    I have a big exam tomorrow.

big Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with big

  • something that is considered important or significant


    He thinks he's a big deal because of his job title.

  • an important person, especially in a particular organization or group


    The big cheese at the company is coming to visit us next week.

  • a person who is important in a small community or organization, but would not be important in a larger one


    He's the big fish in a small pond at his current company, but he wants to move to a bigger one.


Summary: big in Brief

The term 'big' [bɪɡ] refers to something of considerable size, extent, or intensity, as well as something important, serious, or significant. It can describe physical objects like 'She has a big house in the countryside,' or abstract concepts like 'The company is facing big challenges this year.' 'Big' also appears in phrases like 'big deal,' denoting importance, and 'big cheese,' referring to an important person.

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