in large measure

Definition of in large measure

  1. :  not entirely but mostly :  largely The economy is based in large measure on farming.

Word by Word Definitions

largeplay
  1. :  lavish

    :  ample, abundant

    :  extensive, broad

  1. :  in abundance :  amply, liberally

    :  with the wind abaft the beam

    :  in a large manner :  extravagantly

  1. :  liberality, generosity

    :  a thousand dollars

measureplay
  1. :  an adequate or due portion

    :  a moderate degree

    :  moderation, temperance

  1. :  to choose or control with cautious restraint :  regulate

    :  to regulate by a standard :  govern

    :  to allot or apportion in measured amounts


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