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  • proper n. The nickname for the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, for whom the island chain and the state are named.

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Examples

  • He says certain swaths of the Big Island are the driest in the country.

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  • Kailua on Oahu is a nice little town; Kailua-Kona on the Big Island is a touristy sort of place.

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  • Lots of folks we are talking to are reporting various sightings, from seeing pictures falling off the walls, television off the stands, even reports of landslides on the Big Island, which is the southernmost island there on the map, and also, the place nearest the reported epicenter of this earthquake.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2006

  • The Big Island is a lot more remote and not as built-up as Oahu.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2006

  • The largest island is Hawaii, also called the Big Island.

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  • The Ala Kahakai (Trail by the Sea) trail, which rings the Big Island was the major land route connecting 600 or more communities of the island kingdom of Hawaii from 1400 to 1700.

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  • Drive or hike to natural wonders Shaped over the course of several hundred thousand years by five volcanoes, the Big Island is the youngest and largest in the Hawaiian archipelago

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  • Hotel Features Local Fare, Baggage Assistance and More Drive or hike to natural wonders Shaped over the course of several hundred thousand years by five volcanoes, the Big Island is the youngest and largest in the Hawaiian archipelago today will inaugurate thrice-weekly service between San Jose, Calif., and Kahului, Maui, and four-times-weekly

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  • I went to Oahu as well but for some reason the Big Island was a lot more photogenic.

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