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what is the difference between huge and big?

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asked Sep 16, 2017 by TAMILPRIYAM (255 points)

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Both are same
answered Sep 16, 2017 by Aravind kumar (55 points)
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huge refers height of the object.. big refers depth of the object
answered Sep 16, 2017 by SHEIK MOHAMED A (925 points)
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Big vs Huge 
 

Difference between big and huge is very slim thus creating confusion. Both these words, big and huge, are adjectives. When it comes to big, it is used as a verb in the British informal English. Then, the word big is also used as a noun in the North American informal English. Moreover, the origin of the word big is in Middle English. Similarly, the origin of the word huge is also found in Middle English. Apart from this, the word big is also used in a number of phrases such as big with child, big cheese, the big five, etc. The word huge is not used with such phrases, but it has a derivative called hugeness.

answered Sep 18, 2017 by DEEPIKA N (685 points)
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Big means large in size , quantity ,importance or intensity.
a big city, a big house etc...
Other meanings of big as well:
- bad - loud - adult .
The difference in meaning is easily detected in contexts.
For example if you say:
He is big enough to take his own decisions. ( here it means being an adult).
He is a big figure in the consul . ( refers to importance or position).

Huge
means extraordinarily and unusually big and large again in size ,quantity or extent.
The difference between "big" and "huge" is in the degree ."Huge" adds immensity to the size of the object marking it by a striking volume.
Huge applies also to importance and abstract concepts e.g :
"Educating children is a huge responsibility".
Both huge and big could also mean"great".

Other ways to use "big":
- big talk = brag
- to have a big mouth = to talk a lot but mostly nonsense.
- to act big = to pretend being something
- to live in a big way = stylish way spending a lot etc
Another peculiar way of using big is in "the big apple" referring to New York city ;)
answered Sep 18, 2017 by ANITHA M (265 points)
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Big vs Huge 
 

Difference between big and huge is very slim thus creating confusion. Both these words, big and huge, are adjectives. When it comes to big, it is used as a verb in the British informal English. Then, the word big is also used as a noun in the North American informal English. Moreover, the origin of the word big is in Middle English. Similarly, the origin of the word huge is also found in Middle English. Apart from this, the word big is also used in a number of phrases such as big with child, big cheese, the big five, etc. The word huge is not used with such phrases, but it has a derivative called hugeness.

answered Sep 18, 2017 by HEMAVARSHINI V (245 points)
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huge is used for the one that can be said very big.
answered Sep 18, 2017 by A Nazuma (265 points)
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almost they has similar meaning not much difference
answered Sep 24, 2017 by SIVARANJANI G (965 points)
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