Large definition

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Of greater than average size, extent, quantity, or amount; big.
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(nautical) Favorable. Used of a wind.
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Understanding and tolerant; liberal.

A large and generous spirit.

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Of great magnitude or intensity; grand.
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Pretentious; boastful. Used of speech or manners.
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(obsolete) Gross; coarse. Used of speech or language.
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Russia is a large country. The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size. He has a large collection of stamps.

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(archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
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(nautical) 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.
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(slang, plural: large) A thousand dollars.

Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.

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Important; significant.

Had a large role in the negotiations; a large producer of paper goods.

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Big as compared with others of its kind; of more than usual or average size, extent, or amount.
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Comprehensive; far-reaching.

To have large views on a subject.

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Pompous or exaggerated.

Large talk.

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(naut.) Favorable; specif., quartering.
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In a large way; so as to be large.

To write large.

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(naut.) With a favoring wind, specif. one on the quarter.
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Liberty.
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Big; great.
  • Taking up much space; bulky.
  • Enclosing much space; spacious.
    A large office.
  • Of great extent or amount.
    A large sum.
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(archaic) Liberal; generous.
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The definition of large is greater than average in size or amount, or important or significant.

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.

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Operating on a big scale.

A large manufacturer.

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Of greater than average scope, breadth, or capacity; comprehensive.
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at large
  • 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.
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at large
  • 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 subdivisions
    A congressman at large.
  • covering any area or many areas; not covering any specific area
    A critic at large.
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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
large
Comparative:
larger
Superlative:
largest

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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).

    From Wiktionary