→ cancer (sense 4 )
to make important, prominent, or famous
the head of an organization, esp of a criminal organization
(esp in science fiction and online gaming) an evil and powerful adversary
the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London
a large open-plan retail outlet, usually located at the edge of a town or city
a serious disease of plants, esp of blackcurrants, in which the buds swell up as a result of attack by the gall mite Cecidophyopsis ribis
Big cats are lions, tigers, and other large wild animals in the cat family.
the larger end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine
If you refer to someone as a big gun, you mean that they have a lot of power or influence .
big lie, the:
a gross falsification or misrepresentation of the facts, with constant repetition and embellishment to lend credibility
a thousand dollars
a group of large universities, located chiefly in the Midwestern U.S., forming a league for intercollegiate sports
Your big toe is the largest toe on your foot.
The large round tent that a circus uses for its performances is called the big top .
People sometimes refer to the city of New York as the Big Apple .
An area is a particular part of a town, a country, a region, or the world.
A big band is a large group of musicians who play jazz or dance music . Big bands were especially popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.
any sudden forceful beginning or radical change
an important or powerful person
an eclectic type of dance music in which heavy beats and samples are layered over the songs or instrumental tracks of other performers or bands
the quotation board in the New York Stock Exchange
having bones that are unusually massive
large quantities of money
A chain of shops, hotels, or other businesses is a number of them owned by the same person or company.
an important person, boss, or leader
The big city is used to refer to a large city which seems attractive to someone because they think there are many exciting things to do there, and many opportunities to earn a lot of money .
someone or something dominantly important, powerful, wealthy, or, often, paternalistic
Big data is extremely large amounts of information that can only be used with special computers .
If you say that something is a big deal, you mean that it is important or significant in some way .
the → New Orleans
→ the Big Eight
If you describe someone as a big fish, you believe that they are powerful or important in some way .
the five countries considered to be the major world powers. In the period immediately following World War II, the US, Britain, the Soviet Union, China, and France were regarded as the Big Five
→ the Big Four
Large wild animals such as lions and elephants that are hunted for sport are often referred to as big game .
a hairstyle with volume created by hair products or styling techniques such as backcombing, etc
If you describe someone as a big head, you disapprove of them because they think they are very clever and know everything.
big house, the:
An idea is a plan, suggestion, or possible course of action.
→ the Big Issue
Big money is an amount of money that seems very large to you, especially money which you get easily .
If you say that someone is a big mouth or that they have a big mouth, you mean that they tell other people things that should have been kept secret .
A big name is a person who is successful and famous because of their work.
News is information about a recently changed situation or a recent event.
an important and usually anticipated evening
Someone who is a big noise has an important position in a group or organization.
to boast about (oneself)