Intrusive vs Big - What's the difference?

intrusive | big |


As nouns the difference between intrusive and big

is that intrusive is (geology) an igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock while big is a biological insulation garment; an air-tight, full-body suit intended to prevent the spread of contaminants.

As an adjective intrusive

is tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.

intrusive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Tending or apt to intrude; doing that which is not welcome; interrupting or disturbing; entering without right or welcome.
  • Did it ever cross your mind that he might find all those questions you ask intrusive ?
  • (geology) Of rocks: forced, while in a plastic or molten state, into the cavities or between the cracks or layers of other rocks.
  • Derived terms

    * intrusively * intrusiveness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geology) An igneous rock that is forced, while molten, into cracks or between other layers of rock
  • References

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    big

    English

    Etymology 1

    From a northern (etyl) dialectal term (m), .

    Adjective

    (bigger)
  • Of great size, large.
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  • *:The big houses, and there are a good many of them, lie for the most part in what may be called by courtesy the valleys. You catch a glimpse of them sometimes at a little distance from the [railway] line,, with their court of farm and church and clustered village, in dignified seclusion.
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  • (lb) Thought to have undue influence.
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  • Popular.
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  • (lb) Adult.
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  • *1931 , , Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer , Montgomery Ward (publisher), draft:
  • *:By midnight, however, the last light had fled / For even big people have then gone to bed[.]
  • (lb) Fat.
  • (lb) Important or significant.
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  • *:"I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal. I never did that. I always made up my mind I'd be a big man some day, and—I'm glad I didn't steal."
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  • Enthusiastic (about).
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  • (lb) Mature, conscientious, principled.
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  • (lb) Well-endowed, possessing large breasts in the case of a woman or a large penis in the case of a man.
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  • Large with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce.
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  • *(and other bibliographic details) (Joseph Addison) (1672–1719)
  • *:[Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
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  • Synonyms
    * (of a great size) ample, huge, large, sizeable, stoor, jumbo, massive * (adult) adult, fully grown, grown up * See also
    Antonyms
    * (of a great size) little, small, tiny, minuscule, miniature, minute * (adult) little, young
    Derived terms
    * Big Apple * big-ass * big baby * big band * Big Bang * big bath * big beat * Big Ben * Big Bertha * big blind * big bluestem * Big Board * big-boned * big box * big boy/big boys * big break * big brother * Big Brother * big bucks * big business * big C * big cat * big cheese * Big Crunch * Big D * big daddy * big deal * Big Dipper * Big Easy * big enchilada * big end * big fat/big-fat/big phat * big figure * big fish * big fly * Big Four * big game * biggie, no biggie * big girl's blouse * big government * big gun * big H/Big H * big hair * big hand * big head/big-head * big-headed * big-hearted * big house * big idea * big if * big iron * Big Island * big kid * big labor * big-league * big lick * big lie * big lug * big kahuna * Big Mac * big money * big mouth * Big Muddy * big name / big-name * bigness * big O * big O notation * big old/big ole * big one/the big one * big pharma * big picture * Big Q * big rig * Big Rip * big science * big screen * big shagbank * big shot * big shoulder * big six/the big six * Big Six * big sleep * big slick * Big Smoke * big spender * big spring * big stick * Big Sur * big talk * big tent * Big Three * big-ticket * big time/big-time/bigtime * big toe * big top/big-top * big tree * Big Uglies * big up * big wheel * big whoop * big wig/big-wig/bigwig * big-wigged * big wow * great big * hit it big * make it big * /Mr Big/Mister Big * the bigs * too big for one's boots * too big to fail

    Adverb

    (bigger)
  • In a loud manner.
  • In a boasting manner.
  • He's always talking big , but he never delivers.
  • In a large amount or to a large extent.
  • He won big betting on the croquet championship.
  • On a large scale, expansively
  • You've got to think big to succeed at Amalgamated Plumbing.
  • Hard.
  • He hit him big and the guy just crumpled.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name.
  • (as plural) The big leagues, big time.
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  • Synonyms
    * (big leagues) major leagues

    Verb

    (up)
  • To praise or recommend
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), . Cognate with (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m).

    Verb

  • to inhabit; occupy
  • to locate one's self
  • to build; erect; fashion
  • to dwell; have a dwelling
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l), (l) (obsolete)

    Noun

    (-)
  • One or more kinds of barley, especially (six-rowed barley).
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