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big

adjective (LARGE)    /bɪɡ/ (bigger, biggest)
A1 large in size or amount: He's a big man. Could I try these shoes in a bigger size? They've got a big house in the country. She has blonde hair and big blue eyes. She had a big pay rise. I had a great big slice of chocolate cake for tea. A thousand people took part in the region's biggest ever cycle race.informal You write August with a big (= capital) "a".informal She's always been a big spender (= she has always spent a lot of money).informal You're not a very big eater, are you? (= You do not eat a lot.)Big and quite bigEnormous A2 informal older or more like an adult: Her big (= older) sister/brother told her to go away. I'm ashamed of you. You're big enough to know better (= at an age where you should know that your behaviour is not acceptable).Describing age and birthdays C2 [before noun] informal used to add emphasis: You're a big bully! He fell for her in a big way (= was greatly attracted to her).Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of big adjective (LARGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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