A large and generous spirit.
Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.
Had a large role in the negotiations; a large producer of paper goods.
To have large views on a subject.
To write large.
- Taking up much space; bulky.
- Enclosing much space; spacious.A large office.
- Of great extent or amount.A large sum.
An example of large is the phrase a "large person," which means a person who is overweight.
An example of large is the phrase a "large role in a project," which means a person who has an important part in the project.
A large manufacturer.
- Not in confinement or captivity; at liberty:A convict still at large.
- As a whole; in general:The country at large.
- Representing a nation, state, or district as a whole. Often used in combination:Councilor-at-large.
- Not assigned to a particular country. Often used in combination:Ambassador-at-large.
- At length; copiously.
- free; not confined; not in jail
- fully; in complete detail
- in general; taken altogether
- representing an entire state or other district rather than only one of its subdivisionsA congressman at large.
- covering any area or many areas; not covering any specific areaA critic at large.
Other Word Forms
Origin of large
- Middle English from Old French from Latin largus generous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English large, from Old French large, from Latin larga, feminine of largus (“abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much"). Displaced Middle English stoor, stour (“large, great") (from Old English stōr) and muchel (“large, great") (from Old English myÄ‹el).