Older vs Bigger - What's the difference?

older | bigger |

As adjectives the difference between older and bigger

is that older is comparative of old, elder, senior while bigger is comparative of big.

As a verb bigger is

to make or become bigger.




  • (old), elder, senior
  • My older' brother and I are Catholic twins. He’s '''older''' by eleven months, not quite a year ' older than me.
  • elderly
  • The thoughtful lad helped an older lady across the street.




  • (big)
  • * 1812 , A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts (Walter Scott, John Somers), page 146:
  • That whereas, and whereby, and by which, the major, and most greater, and most bigger , and most stronger party,
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.}}


    (en verb)
  • (nonstandard, rare) To make or become bigger.
  • * {{quote-book, 1871, Julian Leep, A Ready-Made Family, volume=1, page=322, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=mny99S_fR4AC&pg=PA322, edition=2009 ed.
  • , passage=She's in along with mother, talking about the college; it's to be biggered , sir. }}
  • * {{quote-book, 1971, citation
  • , passage=But I had to grow bigger. So bigger I got.
    I biggered my factory. I biggered my roads.}}
  • * {{quote-news, 2002, August 5, Mark Gibbs, IBM and PwC: Rhyme and Reasons, Network World, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=4hgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT69, page=69
  • , passage=The money they splurged to the board's delight
    Will be spent biggering IT services, clean out of sight}}

    See also

    * biggers