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[person, building, tree]  
grand (e)     
a big house      une grande maison  
He's a big guy.      C'est un grand gaillard.  
   [country, city]   grand (e)     
→ Australia's a big country.        
     (in bulk, amount)   
[parcel, book, car]  
gros (se)     
a big car      une grosse voiture  
→ The car was too big to fit into our garage.        
gros (se)     
→ Her husband was a big man.        
   [increase, decrease]   grand (e)     
→ There has been a big increase in unemployment.        
   [problem, mistake]   sérieux (-euse)  , grave  
→ The biggest problem is unemployment.        
   in a big way      *   (=big time)   de manière spectaculaire  
→ the internet bubble has burst in a big way        
to fall for sb in a big way      tomber fou (folle)   amoureux (-euse)   de qn  
to do things in a big way      *   faire les choses en grand  
to take off in a big way      *   (=become popular)   démarrer en fanfare, démarrer très fort  
→ The hobby took off in a big way        
   [older, brother, sister]   grand (e)     
my big brother      mon grand frère  
her big sister      sa grande sœur  
→ Chris admired his big brother.        
   (=important)   important (e)     
→ Their father was very big in the army.        
to have big ideas      voir grand  
→ He's got a lot of big ideas about how to change the system.        
   big words      *   (=complicated language)   mots savants  
→ They don't use big words. They are plain talkers        
→ They use a lot of big words.        
   to make it big      *   avoir un succès fou  
   to think big      voir grand  

Big Apple  
the Big Apple      *   New York, la ville de New York  
→ The main attractions of the Big Apple are well documented.        
big band  
      n   big band    m  
[music, sound]  
de big band  
des big bands  
Big Bang  
the Big Bang      le big bang  
big bang theory   , Big Bang theory  
      n   théorie    f   du big bang  
big business  
   (=big companies)   les grandes entreprises      fpl  
les grandes firmes    fpl     

→ Big business will never let petty nationalism get in the way of a good deal.        
   to be big business      (=profitable activity)   être un secteur lucratif  
→ Britain's railways are big business ...        
→ Sport has become big business.        
big cat  
      n     (lion, tiger etc)    grand félin    m  , fauve    m     
big cheese  
*   gros bonnet    m     
big city  
the big city        (as place of opportunity)    la grande ville  
→ ... a country girl who dreams of the big city and bright lights.        
big deal  
   (=important thing)   grosse affaire    f     
→ I felt the pressure on me, winning was such a big deal for the whole family ...        
it's no big deal      (=not difficult)   ce n'est pas la mer à boire  
to make a big deal of sth      faire toute une affaire de qch  
→ The Joneses make a big deal out of being `different'.        
      excl   (=so what)   et après!  
→ `You'll miss The Brady Bunch.' -- `Big deal.'        
big dipper  
      n   montagnes    fpl   russes  
big end  
      n   [+car]   tête    f   de bielle  
big fish  
*   (=important person)   gros poisson    m     
→ The four men arrested were described as really big fish by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.        
big game  
      n   gros gibier    m     
→ She went hunting big game in Africa.        
big head   , bighead  
*   (=conceited person)   crâneur (-euse)      m/f     
→ He is such a big-head. He always seems to say "Look at me..."        
big-headed   , bigheaded  
*   crâneur (-euse)     
→ a bigheaded journalist        
to be bigheaded      crâner  
→ I can't stand Mark, he's so bigheaded.        
to be big-hearted      avoir bon cœur  
Big Issue  
      n     (British)   (=magazine)   ~au Royaume-Uni, journal vendu dans la rue par des sans-abris  
big mouth  
*   (=person)   grande gueule    f     
big name  
      n   (=famous person)   grand nom    m     
→ ... all the big names in rock and pop.        
→ I'm sure all the big names will come to the club.        
big night  
      n   (=important evening)   soirée    f   mémorable  
→ On the big night, Howard turned up in well-tailored suit and stretch limo to take her to one of Boston's best restaurants.        
→ Liz managed a few words: `I am just glad to be here, to support Hugh on his big night        
→ That was a big night for me playing my first game at that level.        
big noise  
      n     (British)  
*   (=big shot)   grand ponte *      m     
big screen  
      n   (=cinema)  
the big screen      le grand écran  
→ Children's TV series hits the big screen.        
the big screen version      la version grand écran  
big shot  
*   grand ponte *      m     
→ He's a big shot in Chilean politics.        
*     (US)  
big-ticket item, big-ticket purchase      gros achat    m     
→ Supercomputers are big-ticket items.        
big time   , big-time  
[football, investment]  
de première catégorie    f     
→ He took a long time to settle in to big-time football.        
→ ... a big-time investment banker.        
to hit the big time      percer  
→ Matsuoka is the first player from Japan to really hit the tennis big time ...        
→ He hit the big time with films such as Ghost and Dirty Dancing.        
      adv     (US)   de manière spectaculaire  
→ They screwed things up big time ...        
→ America lost big-time.        
big toe  
      n   gros orteil    m     
→ He stubbed his big toe.        
big top  
      n   [+circus]   grand chapiteau    m     
big wheel  
     (at fair)    grande roue    f  
(=important person)  

a big wheel      une huile *     
→ Sotheby's Michel Strauss, a big wheel in the art world        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
big adj.
grand ; de grandeur

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big toe
big top
big deal
big toes
big game
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