What word does your mother always say?


[big-nis] /ˈbɪg nɪs/
the fact or condition of being large in size, extent, amount, etc.
Chiefly New England, size.
Origin of bigness
1485-95; big1 + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for bigness
  • But there was something about the epic canvas that these guys painted on, something about the bigness of it all.
  • The minute you entered a yard, the bigness of the trains translated right into your bones.
  • Something big will be gone, and being gone will be part of the bigness.
  • Again, genome-prints tell us more than the mere facts of genomic bigness.
  • Only after touring the installation and studying it from all angles does a realization of its bigness begin to dawn.
  • One is in the relationship between innovation and bigness.
  • There are j a few big plaids, but by a trick of weave or coloring they lose the staring boldness of bare bigness.
  • Its bigness charms him and makes him feel large and elated.
  • The bigness of these four companies illustrates the extent of their power.
  • Sometimes you get the idea that these programs, the engine of them is the bigness of our heart, and that is okay.
Word Origin and History for bigness

late 15c., from big + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bigness

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bigness

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with bigness

Nearby words for bigness