Synonyms for big

Synonyms for (adjective) big

Synonyms: big, with child, large, heavy, gravid, great, enceinte, expectant

Definition: in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Usage: was big with child; was great with child

Similar words: pregnant

Definition: carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life


Synonyms: big, prominent, large

Definition: conspicuous in position or importance

Usage: a big figure in the movement; big man on campus; he's very large in financial circles; a prominent citizen

Similar words: conspicuous

Definition: obvious to the eye or mind

Usage: a tower conspicuous at a great distance; wore conspicuous neckties; made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening


Synonyms: big, bighearted, freehanded, openhanded, bounteous, bountiful, giving, handsome, liberal

Definition: given or giving freely

Usage: was a big tipper; the bounteous goodness of God; bountiful compliments; a freehanded host; a handsome allowance; Saturday's child is loving and giving; a liberal backer of the arts; a munificent gift; her fond and openhanded grandfather

Similar words: generous

Definition: willing to give and share unstintingly

Usage: a generous donation


Synonyms: big, magnanimous, large

Definition: generous and understanding and tolerant

Usage: a heart big enough to hold no grudges; that's very big of you to be so forgiving; a large and generous spirit; a large heart; magnanimous toward his enemies

Similar words: generous

Definition: not petty in character and mind

Usage: unusually generous in his judgment of people


Synonyms: big

Definition: marked by intense physical force

Usage: a big wind

Similar words: heavy

Definition: of great intensity or power or force

Usage: a heavy blow; the fighting was heavy; heavy seas


Synonyms: big

Definition: significant

Usage: graduation was a big day in his life

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day


Synonyms: large, big

Definition: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

Usage: a large city; set out for the big city; a large sum; a big (or large) barn; a large family; big businesses; a big expenditure; a large number of newspapers; a big group of scientists; large areas of the world

Similar words: ample, sizable, sizeable

Definition: fairly large

Usage: a sizable fortune; an ample waistline; of ample proportions


Similar words: galactic, astronomic, astronomical

Definition: inconceivably large


Similar words: bear-sized

Definition: large as a bear


Similar words: bigger, larger

Definition: large or big relative to something else


Similar words: largish, biggish

Definition: somewhat large


Similar words: blown-up, enlarged

Definition: as of a photograph; made larger

Usage: the enlarged photograph revealed many details


Similar words: puffy, bouffant

Definition: being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

Usage: a bouffant skirt


Similar words: broad, spacious, wide

Definition: very large in expanse or scope

Usage: a broad lawn; the wide plains; a spacious view; spacious skies


Similar words: bulky

Definition: of large size for its weight


Similar words: capacious

Definition: large in capacity

Usage: she carried a capacious bag


Similar words: colossal, stupendous, prodigious

Definition: so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

Usage: colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple; has a colossal nerve; a prodigious storm; a stupendous field of grass; stupendous demand


Similar words: deep

Definition: large in quantity or size

Usage: deep cuts in the budget


Similar words: double

Definition: large enough for two

Usage: a double bed; a double room


Similar words: enormous, tremendous

Definition: extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree

Usage: an enormous boulder; enormous expenses; tremendous sweeping plains; a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology- Walter Lippman; a plane took off with a tremendous noise


Similar words: cosmic

Definition: inconceivably extended in space or time


Similar words: jumbo, elephantine, gargantuan, giant

Definition: of great mass; huge and bulky

Usage: a jumbo jet; jumbo shrimp


Similar words: heroic, epic, larger-than-life

Definition: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

Usage: an epic voyage; of heroic proportions; heroic sculpture


Similar words: extended, extensive

Definition: large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

Usage: an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England; extended farm lands; surgeons with extended experience; they suffered extensive damage


Similar words: mammoth, gigantic

Definition: so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth

Usage: a gigantic redwood; gigantic disappointment; a mammoth ship; a mammoth multinational corporation


Similar words: great

Definition: relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind

Usage: a great juicy steak; a great multitude; the great auk; a great old oak; a great ocean liner; a great delay


Similar words: grand

Definition: large and impressive in physical size or extent

Usage: the bridge is a grand structure


Similar words: immense, huge, Brobdingnagian, vast

Definition: unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

Usage: huge government spending; huge country estates; huge popular demand for higher education; a huge wave; the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains; immense numbers of birds; at vast (or immense) expense; the vast reaches of outer space; the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization- W.R.Inge


Similar words: hulking, hulky

Definition: of great size and bulk

Usage: a hulking figure of a man; three hulking battleships


Similar words: humongous, whopping, walloping, thumping, banging

Definition: (used informally) very large

Usage: a thumping loss


Similar words: king-size, king-sized

Definition: extra large

Usage: a king-size bed


Similar words: large-mouthed

Definition: having a relatively large mouth


Similar words: large-scale

Definition: unusually large in scope

Usage: a large-scale attack on AIDS is needed


Similar words: large-scale

Definition: constructed or drawn to a big scale

Usage: large-scale maps


Similar words: life-size, life-sized, lifesize, full-size

Definition: being of the same size as an original

Usage: a life-size sculpture


Similar words: macroscopic, macroscopical

Definition: large enough to be visible with the naked eye


Similar words: macro

Definition: very large in scale or scope or capability


Similar words: man-sized

Definition: very large; appropriate to the size of a man

Usage: a man-sized piece of cake


Similar words: massive, monolithic, monumental

Definition: imposing in size or bulk or solidity

Usage: massive oak doors; Moore's massive sculptures; the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture; a monumental scale


Similar words: massive

Definition: imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

Usage: massive retaliatory power; a massive increase in oil prices; massive changes


Similar words: medium-large

Definition: of anything that is large but not the largest


Similar words: monstrous

Definition: abnormally large


Similar words: mountainous

Definition: like a mountain in size and impressiveness

Usage: mountainous waves; a mountainous dark man


Similar words: outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized

Definition: larger than normal for its kind


Similar words: overlarge, too large

Definition: excessively large


Similar words: plumping

Definition: very large; of exceptional size for its kind

Usage: won by a plumping majority


Similar words: queen-size, queen-sized

Definition: (used especially of beds) not as large as king-size

Usage: a queen-sized bed


Similar words: rangy

Definition: allowing ample room for ranging


Similar words: super

Definition: extremely large

Usage: another super skyscraper


Similar words: titanic

Definition: of great force or power


Similar words: volumed

Definition: formed or rising in rounded masses

Usage: gasping with the volumed smoke


Similar words: voluminous

Definition: large in volume or bulk

Usage: a voluminous skirt


Similar words: whacking

Definition: (British informal) enormous

Usage: a whacking phone bill; a whacking lie


Similar words: wide-ranging

Definition: including much

Usage: the pianist's wide-ranging repertoire


Synonyms: big

Definition: loud and firm

Usage: a big voice; big bold piano sounds

Similar words: loud

Definition: characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity

Usage: a group of loud children; loud thunder; her voice was too loud; loud trombones


Synonyms: grown, grownup, full-grown, fully grown, big, adult

Definition: (of animals) fully developed

Usage: an adult animal; a grown woman

Similar words: mature

Definition: having reached full natural growth or development

Usage: a mature cell


Synonyms: bad, big

Definition: very intense

Usage: a bad headache; in a big rage; had a big (or bad) shock; a bad earthquake; a bad storm

Similar words: intense

Definition: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

Usage: intense heat; intense anxiety; intense desire; intense emotion; the skunk's intense acrid odor; intense pain; enemy fire was intense


Synonyms: big, vainglorious, swelled

Definition: feeling self-importance

Usage: too big for his britches; had a swelled head; he was swelled with pride

Similar words: proud

Definition: feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

Usage: proud parents; proud of his accomplishments; a proud moment; proud to serve his country; a proud name; proud princes


Synonyms: braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, boastful, crowing, big, self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing

Definition: exhibiting self-importance

Usage: big talk

Similar words: proud

Definition: feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

Usage: proud parents; proud of his accomplishments; a proud moment; proud to serve his country; a proud name; proud princes


Synonyms: heavy, big

Definition: prodigious

Usage: big spender; big eater; heavy investor

Similar words: intemperate

Definition: excessive in behavior

Usage: intemperate rage