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Meaning of LARGE

Pronunciation:  lârj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a garment size for a large person
  2. [adv]  in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
  3. [adv]  with the wind abaft the beam; "a ship sailing large"
  4. [adv]  at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
  5. [adj]  having broad power and range and scope; "taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
  6. [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"
  7. [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"
  8. [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"
  9. [adj]  large enough to be visible to the naked eye
  10. [adj]  ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
  11. [adj]  fairly large or important in effect; influential; "played a large role in the negotiations"

LARGE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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;
  2. \Large\, adv.
    Freely; licentiously. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  3. \Large\, n. (Mus.)
    A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four
    breves, or eight semibreves.
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