bigly
adverb see big I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bigly — Big ly, adv. [From {Big}, a.] In a tumid, swelling, blustering manner; haughtily; violently. [1913 Webster] He brawleth bigly. Robynson (More s Utopia. ) [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bigly — This is an English locational surname, recorded in the spellings of Bigley, Bigly and Biglay. The origin is believed to be from an now lost medieval village called Bigg leah or similar. This derivation is from the pre 7th century Old English… …   Surnames reference

  • bigly — ˈbiglē, li adverb Etymology: Middle English, from big (I) + ly, liche ly : in a big manner: as a. : with great scope : largely …   Useful english dictionary

  • bigly — See biggish. * * * …   Universalium

  • bigly — adverb /ˈbɪɡli/ a) Strongly, with great force. Than Sir Trystram cam in, and began so rowghly and so bygly than there was none myght withstonde hym, and thus he endured longe. b) In a blustering or boastful manner; haughtily …   Wiktionary

  • bigly — big·ly …   English syllables

  • big — I. adjective (bigger; biggest) Etymology: Middle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect bugge important man Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete of great strength b. of great force < a big storm > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • big — big1 biggish, adj. bigly, adv. /big/, adj., bigger, biggest, adv., n. adj. 1. large, as in size, height, width, or amount: a big house; a big quantity. 2. of major concern, importance, gravity, or the like: a big problem. 3 …   Universalium

  • Bigley — This is an English locational surname, recorded in the spellings of Bigley, Bigly and Biglay. The origin is believed to be from an now lost medieval village called Bigg leah or similar. This derivation is from the pre 7th century Old English… …   Surnames reference

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