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  *大* | 大* | *大
big / huge / large / major / great / wide / deep / older (than) / oldest / eldest / greatly / very much / (dialect) father / father's elder or younger brother
in general / more or less / in rough terms / basically / on the whole / overall situation / the big picture / (Tw) remains (of a dead person)
  *京* | 京* | *京
capital city of a country / big / algebraic term for a large number (old) / artificial mound (old)
  *斗* | 斗* | *斗
abbr. for the Big Dipper constellation 北斗星
  *轮* | 轮* | *轮
wheel / disk / ring / steamship / to take turns / to rotate / by turn / classifier for big round objects: disk, or recurring events: round, turn
  *涛* | 涛* | *涛
big wave / Taiwan pr. [tao2]
  *洪* | 洪* | *洪
flood / big / great
  *伟* | 伟* | *伟
big / large / great
  *眼* | 眼* | *眼
eye / small hole / crux (of a matter) / CL: 隻|只, 雙|双 / classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
to sprint / to spurt / to dash / big effort
greater than / bigger than / more than, >
major event / major political event (war or change of regime) / major social event (wedding or funeral) / (do sth) in a big way / CL: , 樁|桩
  *硕* | 硕* | *硕
large / big
eldest brother / big brother (polite address for a man of about the same age as oneself) / gang leader / boss
the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism) / the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放, 大辯論|大辩论, 大字報|大字报 (PRC)
big head / mask in the shape of a big head / the larger end of sth / the main part / the lion's share / dupe / sucker / (old) silver coin with a bust of Yuan Shikai 袁世凱|袁世凯 on the obverse side
rich and powerful (families) / aristocratic / big shots
to go in for something in a big way / to undertake on a large scale
a big margin / substantially
influential person / major player / big shot
big person / the great Han dynasty
Big Bang (cosmology)
big shot / top gun / superstar / VIP
large / bulky / big-ticket item
tycoon / magnate / big player (including company, country, school etc) / big shot
Wall Street, New York / by extension, American big business
to talk big / to shoot off one's mouth / to chat (dialect)
sometimes big, sometimes small / varying
thumb / big toe
adult squid, typically more than 15 cm long with a slender body and fins in the shape of a big rhombus (Tw)
Great Bear / Big Dipper / Peitou town in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县, Taiwan
big gun / cannon / artillery / one who talks big / trad. form 大炮 also used / CL: 門|门,
to have a big head / (fig.) to get a headache / one's head is swimming
big sister / elder sister / older sister (also polite term of address for a girl or woman slightly older than the speaker)
  *罡* | 罡* | *罡
stars of the Big Dipper that constitute the tail of the dipper
arrogant / to put on airs / (business etc) to expand / to enlarge / to do sth on a big scale
gargantuan / as big as the sky / enormous
  *渠* | 渠* | *渠
big / stream or canal / drain / ditch / CL: 條|条 / him (dialect) / outer rim of a carriage wheel (old)
big bad wolf
to be a big hit / to be hugely popular
big discount
large scale program of lasting importance / project of paramount importance / to think big / annual national audit
to go to town / to enter a big city (to live or work)
  *桓* | 桓* | *桓
Chinese soapberry (Sapindus mukurossi) / big / pillar (old)
cowhide / leather / fig. flexible and tough / boasting / big talk
so big / such a big
Big Mac (McDonald's hamburger)
to take the big picture into consideration (idiom) / to work for the benefits of all
star / big shot / celebrity / leading actor / authority (slang)
a bit bigger
jug (earthenware with a big belly and a small opening)
the Big Dipper / the Plow
big / huge / massive
Kong Rong giving up pears, classic moral story about Kong Rong 孔融 picking up smaller pears while leaving the bigger ones to his older brothers, still used nowadays to educate the young on courtesy and modesty
a big wok / cauldron
big stick (policy etc)
zeta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper / Kaiyang county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
several times (bigger) / double, treble, quadruple etc
Big Ben
  *廓* | 廓* | *廓
big / empty / open
(Internet slang) to go from being indifferent to being a big fan
eta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
sudden big stride forward
big and small
gamma Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
how old? / how big? / how much? / so big / that much
to make a big fuss over a minor issue (idiom)
lit. it takes a long time to make a big pot (idiom); fig. a great talent matures slowly / in the fullness of time a major figure will develop into a pillar of the state / Rome wasn't built in a day
(slang) (loanword) big boobs / big-breasted / (coll.) tapioca balls, in 波霸奶茶
big boss / leader of a group / dominant (position)
to preserve and nurture one's spirit (idiom); honing one's strength for the big push
(Tw) female gang leader / female boss / big sister
to shout and quarrel / to make a big fuss
big pile of rocks / bighearted / open and honest
blind people touch an elephant (idiom, from Nirvana sutra 大般涅槃經|大般涅盘经); fig. unable to see the big picture / to mistake the part for the whole / unable to see the wood for the trees
to have a falling out / to have a big argument
cosmetic contact lens / big eye contact lens / circle contact lens
big-bellied (idiom) / paunchy
big restaurant
(idiom) to have a glib tongue / to talk big
  *觥* | 觥* | *觥
big / cup made of horn / horn wine container
  *俣* | 俣* | *俣
substantially / by a big amount
  *铙* | 铙* | *铙
big cymbals
  *闳* | 闳* | *闳
big / gate
lit. big crocodile / fig. major figure / big shot / top boss (esp. criminal)
in big strides / (fig.) in giant steps
  *铤* | 铤* | *铤
big arrow / walk fast
rich and powerful / rich and influential person / big shot
to go to war (idiom) / to make a big fuss over sth
  *櫹* | 櫹* | *櫹
a type of big tree (archaic)
lit. a thousand mile journey begins with the first step / fig. big accomplishments come from an accumulation of little achievements made one by one
big talker
big-character poster
Big Mac (McDonald's hamburger) (Tw)
lit. wind and rain sweeping through the town (idiom) / fig. a big scandal / an uproar / the talk of the town
many hairs make a fur coat (idiom); many small contributions add up to sth big / many a mickle makes a muckle
  *甔* | 甔* | *甔
big jar
lit. the Big Dipper 北斗星 has turned and the stars have moved / time flies / also written 星移斗轉|星移斗转
  *膴* | 膴* | *膴
big piece of meat / dried meat

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