Meaning of "big" in Essential American English Dictionary


adjective us /bɪɡ/ (comparative bigger, superlative biggest)

A1 large in size or amount:

I come from a big family.
We’re looking for a bigger house.
→ Opposite small (1) , little adj (1)

A2 important or serious:

Buying that car was a big mistake.
your big brother/sister informal

(Definition of “big” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)