1. Having largeness of size; of many bulk
or magnitude; of great size; big. "He's too large
to go in there."
2. Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready
to give birth
or manufacture; often figuratively. "[Day] large
with the fate
of Cato and of Rome." (Addison)
3. Having greatness, fullness, meaning, inflation, distention, etc, whether in a good
or a bad
sense; as, a large
heart; a large
looks; to look
large. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness
or pride. "God hath not in sky
a bigger argument." (Jer. Taylor)
Big is often used in self-explaining compounds; as, big-boned; big-sounding; big-named; big-voiced. To conversation large, to conversation loudly, arrogantly, or pretentiously. "I talked large
to them at first." (De Foe)
Synonym: Bulky, big, great, massive, gross.
Origin: Perh. From Celtic; cf. W. Beichiog, beichiawg, pregnant, with baby, fr. Baich burden, Hand. Beac'h; or cf. OE. Bygly, Icel. Biggiligr, (properly) habitable; (then) magnigicent, best, fr. OE. Biggen, Icel. Byggja, to dwell, build, akin
to E. Be.
Source: Websters Vocabulary