part of speech: adjective

inflections: bigger, biggest

definition 1: large in size, number, or weight.

  • Elephants are big animals.

synonyms: considerable, grand, great, large, sizable

antonyms: little, small

definition 2: important or of great concern.

  • Deciding where to live is a big question.

synonyms: important, major, momentous

antonyms: minor, small, trivial

definition 3: older; more grown-up.

  • My big brother is learning how to drive a car.

synonyms: adult, grown, grown-up, mature

antonyms: little

phrase: big on

derivation: bigness (n.)