big vs small vs little

big

Definitions

adjective

  1. significant
  2. marked by intense physical force
  3. generous and understanding and tolerant
  4. given or giving freely
  5. loud and firm
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adverb

  1. in a boastful manner
  2. in a major way
  3. on a grand scale
  4. extremely well

Examples

There's a big difference between an amateur video and a slick Hollywood production.

Forbes: In terms of scale, the size of a bank for lending, is there a point where being bigger does not make you more efficient in lending?

I didn't know my success was going to be so big and that I would become 'the subtractor', always subtracting six years.

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small

Definitions

adjective

  1. relatively moderate, limited, or small
  2. (of children and animals) young, immature
  3. have fine or very small constituent particles
  4. not large but sufficient in size or amount
  5. low or inferior in station or quality
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noun

  1. the slender part of the back
  2. a garment size for a small person

adverb

  1. on a small scale

Examples

His eyes were fixed on a small house in the middle distance.

Someone who really wanted to stop unsanctioned immigration would begin here, by busting the small contractors who employ these workers on a contingent basis.

They sneak forward to climb up the small gap between the lorry 's cab and trailer.

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