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big, great, large

These terms are often interchangeable, but in strict discrimination:

            big is used to emphasize bulk, mass, weight, or volume;
            little is the antonym:
                        a big baby,
                        a big business

            great is used to denote physical magnitude but usually connotes
            some impression (as of wonder, surprise, amusement, or annoyance)
            associated with the size:
                         a great river
                        a great success

            large is preferred when considering dimensions, extent, capacity,
            quantity, or amount; small is the antonym:
                        a large studio
                        a large amount