Definitions for: Large


[n] a garment size for a large person
[adv] in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
[adv] with the wind abaft the beam; "a ship sailing large"
[adv] at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
[adj] having broad power and range and scope; "taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
[adj] conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
[adj] generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"
[adj] above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
[adj] large enough to be visible to the naked eye
[adj] ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
[adj] fairly large or important in effect; influential; "played a large role in the negotiations"



Webster (1913) Definition: Large, a. [Compar. Larger; superl. Largest.] [F.,
fr. L. largus. Cf. Largo.]
1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk,
capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of
constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; --
opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or
room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large
vineyard; a large army; a large city.

Note: For linear dimensions, and mere extent, great, and not
large, is used as a qualifying word; as, great length,
breadth, depth; a great distance; a great height.

2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.

We hare yet large day. --Milton.

3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.

I might be very large upon the importance and
advantages of education. -- Felton.

4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad
sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said
of the mind and heart.

5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.]

Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax.

6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.]
``Some large jests he will make.'' --Shak.

7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

8. (Naut.) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a
favorable direction; -- said of the wind when it is abeam,
or between the beam and the quarter.

At large.
(a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large;
to be left at large.
(b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse
on a subject at large.

Common at large. See under Common, n.

Electors at large, Representative at large, electors, or
a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the
whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to
represent particular districts in a State. [U. S.]

To give, go, run, or sail large (Naut.), to have the wind
crossing the direction of a vessel's course in such a way
that the sails feel its full force, and the vessel gains
its highest speed. See Large, a., 8.

Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample;
abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive;
liberal.


Large, adv.
Freely; licentiously. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Large, n. (Mus.)
A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four
breves, or eight semibreves.

Synonyms: ample, astronomic, astronomical, banner, big, big, bigger, biggest, biggish, blown-up, boastfully, bombastic, bouffant, broad, bulky, capacious, colossal, comprehensive, conspicuous, cosmic, declamatory, deep, double, elephantine, enlarged, enormous, epic, extended, extensive, full-size, galactic, gargantuan, generous, giant, gigantic, great, greatest, gross, heroic, huge, hulking, hulky, humongous, immense, important, jumbo, king-size, king-sized, larger, larger-than-life, large-scale, largest, largish, lifesize, life-size, life-sized, macro, macroscopic, macroscopical, magnanimous, mammoth, man-sized, massive, megascopic, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, obvious, orotund, outsize, outsized, overlarge, oversize, oversized, plumping, prodigious, prominent, puffy, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, rhetorical, significant, sizable, sizeable, spacious, stupendous, super, thumping, titanic, too large, tremendous, tumid, turgid, vast, vauntingly, volumed, voluminous, walloping, whacking, whopping, wide, wide-ranging

Antonyms: little, microscopic, microscopical, small

See Also: size

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