biggish


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big

 (bĭg)
adj. big·ger, big·gest
1.
a. Of considerable size, number, quantity, magnitude, or extent; large. See Synonyms at large.
b. Having great strength or force: a big wind; in a big rage.
c. Of great significance; momentous: a big decision; a big victory.
2.
a. Mature or grown-up: big enough to take the bus by herself.
b. Older or eldest. Used especially of a sibling: My big brother is leaving for college next week.
3.
a. Filled up; brimming over: felt big with love.
b. Bountiful; generous: had a big heart.
4. Pregnant: big with child.
5.
a. Having or exercising considerable authority, control, or influence: a big official; a big chief.
b. Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent: a big figure in the peace movement.
6. Loud and firm; resounding: a big voice.
7. Informal Widely liked, used, or practiced; popular: "The Minneapolis indie-rock band was big in the blogosphere, beloved by hipsters, and unknown to pretty much everyone else" (Robert Levine).
8. Informal Self-important; cocky: You're too big for your own good.
adv.
1. In a pretentious or boastful way: talked big about the new job.
2. Informal
a. With considerable success: made it big with their recent best-selling album.
b. In a thorough or unmistakable way; emphatically: failed big at the box office.
Idiom:
big on
Enthusiastic about; partial to: "a patriotic youth organization big on military-style marching drills" (Earl Swift).

[Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

big′gish adj.
big′ly adv.
big′ness n.

big•gish

(ˈbɪg ɪʃ)

adj.
rather or fairly big.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.biggish - somewhat largebiggish - somewhat large      
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "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"

biggish

adjective
Translations

biggish

[ˈbɪgɪʃ] ADJbastante grande

biggish

[ˈbɪgɪʃ] adj [garden, room, window] → assez grand(e); [piece] → assez gros(se)big head bighead [ˈbɪghɛd] n (= conceited person) → crâneur/euse m/fbig-headed bigheaded [ˌbɪgˈhɛdɪd] adjcrâneur/euse
to be bigheaded → crânerbig-hearted [ˌbɪgˈhɑːrtɪd] adj
to be big-hearted → avoir bon cœurBig Issue n (British) (= magazine) → au Royaume-Uni, journal vendu dans la rue par des sans-abrisbig mouth n (= person) → grande gueule fbig name n (= famous person) → grand nom mbig night n (= important evening) → soirée f mémorablebig noise n (British) (= big shot) → grand ponte m

biggish

adjziemlich groß

biggish

[ˈbɪgɪʃ] adj (see big) → piuttosto grande, piuttosto grosso/a
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