C.1300, northern England dialect, "powerful, strong of obscure origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf.Laurie Frey 6a : filled with or characterized by enthusiasm and interest I'm a big fan of soy foods but urge you to choose them wisely.Bountiful; generous: had a big heart.

Matt Cameron b : expressed in an enthusiastic or unrestrained way : hearty greeted me with a big hug 7 : popular soft drinks are very big in Mexico Russ Leadabrand 8 : full-bodied and flavorful used of wine big on : strongly favoring.Mature or grown-up: big enough to take the bus by herself.

Pregnant: big with child.Adjective big bigger; biggest 1a obsolete : of great strength Sir Launcelot was big and strong again.Thomas Malory b : of great force a big storm 2a : large or great in dimensions, bulk, or extent a big house also : large or great in quantity, number, or amount a big fleet b : operating on a large scale big government.