big Definition in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “big” - Learner’s Dictionary

big

adjective     /bɪɡ/ (bigger, biggest)
SIZE A1 large in size or amount: I come from a big family. We're looking for a bigger house.Big and quite bigEnormous
IMPORTANT A2 important or serious: Tonight's big game is between Real Madrid and Manchester United. Buying that car was a big mistake.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
your big brother/sister informal A2 your older brother/sisterFamily relations in general
SUCCESSFUL informal successful or popular: The programme's been a big hit (= very popular) with young children.Liked, or not liked, by many peopleSuccessful (things or people)
make it big informal to become very successful or famousFame and famousSuccess and achievementsHigher and lower points of achievementFailuresSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of big from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More