Of great strength or power.Having great size; large in bulk or magnitude, absolutely or relatively.Great with young; pregnant; ready to give birth; hence, figuratively, full of something important; ready to produce; teeming.. Distended; full, as of grief, passion, courage, determination, goodness, etc.. Tumid; inflated, as with pride; hence, haughty in air or mien, or indicating haughtiness; pompous; proud; boastful: as, big looks; big words.. Great as regards influence, standing, wealth, etc.Synonyms Large, etc. (see great), bulky, huge, massive.5. Lofty, pompous, arrogant, important.. To inhabit; occupy.2. Reflexively, to locate one's self.3. To build; erect; fashion.To dwell; have a dwelling.n. A kind of winter barley cultivated in northern Europe, especially in Scotland; properly, four-rowed barley, Hordeum vulgare, inferior to but hardier than H. hexastichon, of which it is sometimes called a variety. See bear.