1. a garment size for a large person;
1. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;
- Example: "a large city"
- Example: "set out for the big city"
- Example: "a large sum"
- Example: "a big (or large) barn"
- Example: "a large family"
- Example: "big businesses"
- Example: "a big expenditure"
- Example: "a large number of newspapers"
- Example: "a big group of scientists"
- Example: "large areas of the world"
[syn: large, big]
2. fairly large or important in effect; influential;
- Example: "played a large role in the negotiations"
3. ostentatiously lofty in style;
- Example: "a man given to large talk"
- Example: "tumid political prose"
[syn: bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid]
4. generous and understanding and tolerant;
- Example: "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"
- Example: "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"
- Example: "a large and generous spirit"
- Example: "a large heart"
- Example: "magnanimous toward his enemies"
[syn: big, large, magnanimous]
5. conspicuous in position or importance;
- Example: "a big figure in the movement"
- Example: "big man on campus"
- Example: "he's very large in financial circles"
- Example: "a prominent citizen"
[syn: big, large, prominent]
6. having broad power and range and scope;
- Example: "taking the large view"
- Example: "a large effect"
- Example: "a large sympathy"
7. in an advanced stage of pregnancy;
- Example: "was big with child"
- Example: "was great with child"
[syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)]
1. at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark);
2. with the wind abaft the beam;
- Example: "a ship sailing large"
3. in a boastful manner;
- Example: "he talked big all evening"
[syn: boastfully, vauntingly, big, large]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Large \Large\ (l[aum]rj), a. [Compar. Larger (l[aum]r"j[~e]r); superl. Largest.] [F., fr. L. largus. Cf. Largo.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Note: 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions. [1913 Webster] We have yet large day. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse. [1913 Webster] I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education. --Felton. [1913 Webster] 4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart. [1913 Webster] 5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.] "Some large jests he will make." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 8. (Naut.) 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. [1913 Webster] At large. (a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large. (b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large. Common at large. See under Common, n. 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. [U. S.] To give large, To go large, To run large, or To sail large (Naut.), 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, a., 8. Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample; abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive; liberal. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Large \Large\, adv. Freely; licentiously. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Large \Large\, n. (Mus.) A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Large, PA Zip code(s): 15025Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
140 Moby Thesaurus words for "large": Brobdingnagian, Gargantuan, adipose, altogether, ample, amplitudinous, as a whole, astronomical, at large, at liberty, awesome, beamy, beneficent, big, bighearted, boundless, bounteous, bountiful, brawny, broad, bulky, bull, bumper, burly, capacious, charitable, chiefly, chunky, colossal, considerable, corpulent, cosmic, eleemosynary, elephantine, eminently, enormous, excessive, exorbitant, extensive, extravagant, extreme, fat, free, freehanded, freehearted, galactic, gargantuan, generally, generous, gigantic, giving, good, goodly, gracious, grand, great, greathearted, handsome, healthy, heavy, hefty, hospitable, huge, humongous, husky, immeasurable, immense, immoderate, imposingly, in a body, in general, in the main, infinite, inordinate, jumbo, kind, king-size, large-scale, largehearted, lavish, liberal, magnanimous, mainly, major, mammoth, man-sized, massive, massy, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, munificent, muscular, numerous, obese, on the loose, open, open-handed, openhanded, openhearted, outsize, overgrown, overweight, philanthropic, portly, princely, prodigious, profuse, prominently, rotund, sizable, sizeable, solid, spacious, staggering, stintless, stocky, stout, strapping, stupendous, sturdy, substantial, tall, thickset, tidy, titanic, tremendous, unconfined, unfettered, ungrudging, unrestrained, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, vast, voluminous, weighty, wide