Definition of Large

1. Noun. A garment size for a large person.

Generic synonyms: Size

2. Adjective. Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent. "Large areas of the world"

3. Adverb. At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark).

4. Adjective. Fairly large or important in effect; influential. "Played a large role in the negotiations"
Similar to: Important, Significant
Derivative terms: Largeness

5. Adverb. With the wind abaft the beam. "A ship sailing large"

6. Adjective. Ostentatiously lofty in style. "Tumid political prose"
Exact synonyms: Bombastic, Declamatory, Orotund, Tumid, Turgid
Similar to: Rhetorical
Derivative terms: Bombast, Largeness, Turgidity, Turgidness

7. Adverb. In a boastful manner. "He talked big all evening"
Exact synonyms: Big, Boastfully, Vauntingly
Partainyms: Boastful

8. Adjective. Generous and understanding and tolerant. "Magnanimous toward his enemies"
Exact synonyms: Big, Magnanimous
Similar to: Generous
Derivative terms: Magnanimity, Magnanimousness

9. Adjective. Conspicuous in position or importance. "A prominent citizen"
Exact synonyms: Big, Prominent
Similar to: Conspicuous
Derivative terms: Prominence, Prominence

10. Adjective. Having broad power and range and scope. "A large sympathy"
Similar to: Comprehensive
Derivative terms: Largeness

11. Adjective. In an advanced stage of pregnancy. "Was great with child"
Exact synonyms: Big, Enceinte, Expectant, Gravid, Great, Heavy, With Child
Similar to: Pregnant
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Gravidity, Gravidness, Largeness

Definition of Large

1. a. 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.

2. adv. Freely; licentiously.

3. n. A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.

Definition of Large

1. Adjective. Of considerable or relatively great size or extent. ¹

2. Noun. (music obsolete) An old musical note, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves. ¹

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Definition of Large

1. of considerable size or quantity [adj LARGER, LARGEST] : LARGELY [adv] / generosity [n -S] - See also: generosity

Medical Definition of Large

1. 1. Exceeding most other things of like in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; opposed to small; as, a nlarge 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. 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. "Of burdens all he set the Paynims large." (Fairfax) 6. Unrestrained by decorum; said of language. "Some large jests he will make." 7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. 8. 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. Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large. Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large. Common at large. See Common, 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. To give, go, run, or sail large, 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. Synonym: Big, bulky, huge, capacious, comprehensive, ample, abundant, plentiful, populous, copious, diffusive, liberal. Origin: F, fr. L. Largus. Cf. Largo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Large

lardy cake
large (current term)
large-flowered calamint
large-flowered fiddleneck
large-flowering magnolia
large-headed water snake
large-headed water snakes
large-leaved aster
large-leaved cucumber tree
large-leaved magnolia

Literary usage of Large

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Returning through the large and lofty hall, they ascended a broad ... It was by no means unreasonably large, and contained neither tapestry nor velvet. ..."

2. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... though my dominions were not fo large, or my people fo many. ... I opened the cafe, and told them the ftory at large of my living in the ifland, ..."

3. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"... that she might go on speaking, her large tear-filled eyes looking at his very simply, while she said, in a sobbing, child-like way, "We could live quite ..."

4. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1854)
"Mucous membrane of the large intestine.—The structure of the mucous membrane in the large intestine agrees so closely in essentials with that of the small ..."

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