from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a computer, storing the most significant byte of a multibyte number at a lower address than the least significant byte; that is, "big end" first.
- adj. Of a computer, transmitting most significant byte of a multibyte number before transmitting the least significant byte; that is, "big end" first.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the Lilliputian party in Swift's “Gulliver's Travels” who maintained, in opposition to the little-endians, that boiled eggs should be cracked at the big end; hence, one of any corresponding set of disputers about trifles.
- Pertaining or relating to the big end of an egg, or any equally foolish matter, as a subject of controversy.
See the etymology for endian (Wiktionary)