large


1large

adjective \ˈlärj\

: great in size or amount

: not limited in importance, range, etc.

larg·erlarg·est

Full Definition of LARGE

1
obsolete :  lavish
2
obsolete
a :  ample, abundant
b :  extensive, broad
3
a :  having more than usual capacity or scope :  comprehensive <take the large view> <will take a larger role in the negotiations>
b :  powerful, forceful
c :  very successful or popular <a large rock band>
4
a :  exceeding most other things of like kind especially in quantity or size :  big
b :  dealing in great numbers or quantities <a large and highly profitable business>
5
obsolete
a of language or expression :  coarse, vulgar
b :  lax in conduct :  loose
6
of a wind :  favorable
7
:  extravagant, boastful <large talk>
large·ness noun
larg·ish \ˈlär-jish\ adjective

Examples of LARGE

  1. a large glass of water
  2. It's the largest city in the state.
  3. These T-shirts are available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
  4. Which city has the largest population?
  5. Her policies are supported by a large part of the population.
  6. A large number of workers have filed complaints.
  7. He has a very large appetite.

Origin of LARGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, broad, wide, generous, from Latin largus generous, plentiful
First Known Use: 12th century

Rhymes with LARGE

2large

adverb

Definition of LARGE

1
obsolete :  in abundance :  amply, liberally
2
:  with the wind abaft the beam
3
:  in a large manner :  extravagantly <living large>

Examples of LARGE

  1. <college students living large on generous allowances from indulgent parents>

First Known Use of LARGE

14th century

3large

noun

: something that is sold in a large size : something that is bigger than others of the same kind

Full Definition of LARGE

1
obsolete :  liberality, generosity
2
slang :  a thousand dollars
at large
1
a :  free of restraint or confinement <the escaped prisoner is still at large>
b :  without a specific subject or assignment <critic at large>
2
:  at length
3
:  in a general way
4
:  as a whole <society at large>
5
:  as the political representative of or to a whole area rather than of one of its subdivisions —used in combination with a preceding noun <a congressman-at-large>
in the large
:  on a large scale :  in general

Examples of LARGE

  1. These shirts are all larges.
  2. What size ice-cream cones do you want? We'll take three larges and a small.

First Known Use of LARGE

14th century

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