The action of monitoring/spying someone in order to retrieve informations about him/her (i.e. About your tastes; see targeted ads; how often you use PC, etc...).
You'll usually see big brothering in computer science domain or even IRL like videos camera which prevents people from stealing, etc...
Microsoft is big brothering me with its spywares.

GATOR/Claria big brothered the users of its softwares.

Chinese governement big brothers their Internet users to prevent them from talking about them or about something against their principles.

Illuminatis wanna take control of the World by brothering anyone pretexting it'll struggle against crimes, terrorism.
by Renjida March 21, 2008
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An omnipresent, seemingly benevolent figure representing the oppressive control over individual lives exerted by an authoritarian government.
The practical applications of Big Brother watching you today: surveillance cameras, wiretaps, tracking Internet use, spychips, digital facial recognition, etc.
by Grilled Tuna May 30, 2006
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A widely used phrase from the book 1984 by George Orwell.
"Big Brother is watching you" read the poster Winston saw as he stared out of his window.
by linzii October 19, 2005
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A male who was born before you and related to you by blood. He is your best friend and sticks up for you. You can rely on him to lift you up when you are down, have your back when no one else does, and love you unconditionally. He gives you advice, even though you might not want to hear it. You are always in each other's lives, no matter what life throws your way.
I had a bad day at work, so I called my big brother and he cheered me up.

My big brother stood up for me when I was being bullied.
by LittleSis123 May 4, 2017
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A Body or Character, that exsists in the book 1984, who is said to be watching every citizen at any given moment in the state of oceanina, in order to keep to control of the governmental Party, it makes sure no-ones doing anything rather naughty, however this dystopian Character is pretty cool idea, Dutch People decided to take a massive shit on Mr orwell, and name a show after it, and fill the "big brother" house, full of social degenrates, Who either sit around, do fuck all, make a mess, or masturbate with strange looking objects, a great way to inprove the sellabillty of the show would be to scatter many weapons about the house, last man standing eats. the show being quite ironic as it being, because it destracts viewers from atcully thinking, being what the real concept of big brother was trying to do.
Me-"did you hear"
Me-"Orwell didn't die of TB,He Atcully shot himself in the head when he heard about the show big brother"
You-"he died in 1946"
Me-"oh........well he had a time machine"
by Andrew Ricardo May 23, 2006
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a reality tv show in which a group of people are filmed living inside a house for a period of time
big brother is watching you
by nosleep42 May 5, 2005
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