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bifurcation the act or result of dividing into two branches, or the state of being so divided.
big large in size, number, extent, or weight. [7 definitions]
bigamous being married to two husbands or two wives simultaneously, or involving such a condition.
bigamy in law, the crime of marrying one person while still married to another.
big band a large jazz or dance band, esp. one of the 1930s and 1940s in the U.S., that combines arranged ensemble playing with solo improvisations. [2 definitions]
big bang theory the theory that the universe originated at a fixed point billions of years ago in a cosmic explosion of a mass of hydrogen atoms, and that it has been expanding ever since. (Cf. steady state theory.)
Big Ben the bell in the clock tower of the Parliament building in London. [2 definitions]
big brother an elder brother. [3 definitions]
Big Dipper part of the constellation Ursa Major, made up of its seven brightest stars and forming the shape of a ladle, or dipper.
bigfoot a conjectured animal resembling a large ape or gorilla, alleged to live in the wilder areas of the Pacific Northwest; sasquatch.
big game large wild animals hunted for sport, such as deer, boar, or tigers. [2 definitions]
bighead (informal) an inflated opinion of oneself; conceitedness. [2 definitions]
bighearted generous or compassionate.
bighorn a wild sheep found in the Rocky Mountains of North America, the male of which has large, curved horns. (See Rocky Mountain sheep.)
bight the loop or slack part of a rope, as opposed to the ends. [3 definitions]
big league see "major league." [2 definitions]
big-league of, concerning, or suitable for a top professional sports league, esp. one of the baseball major leagues. [2 definitions]
big lie a gross falsity, distortion, or misrepresentation that becomes widely accepted through constant repetition and elaboration (usu. prec. by "the"). [2 definitions]
bigmouth any of several fishes with unusually large mouths.
bignonia any of various tropical American woody vines that bear trumpet-shaped red or yellow flowers.
big on excited about; having a liking for.