Definitions for largelɑrdʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
largelɑrdʒ(adj.; n.; adv.)larg•er, larg•est
(adj.)of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.; big; great:
a large house.
on a great scale:
a large producer of kitchen equipment.
of great scope or range; extensive; broad:
a large variety of interests.
grand or pompous:
Category: Nautical, Navy
Ref: free (def. 29). 33
Obs. generous; bountiful; lavish.
Obs. unrestrained in behavior or in the use of language.
(n.)a size of garments for persons who are heavier or broader than average. a garment in this size.
Obs. generosity; bounty.
(adv.)Naut. with the wind free or abaft the beam so that all sails draw fully.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Idioms for large:
at large, not incarcerated; free. broadly and inclusively; at length. as a whole; in general. Also at-large. representing the whole of a political division or similar body rather than one part of it.
Origin of large:
1125–75; ME < OF < L larga, fem. of largus ample, generous
a garment size for a large person
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
"a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
fairly large or important in effect; influential
"played a large role in the negotiations"
bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid(adj)
ostentatiously lofty in style
"a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"
big, large, magnanimous(adj)
generous and understanding and tolerant
"a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"
big, large, prominent(adj)
conspicuous in position or importance
"a big figure in the movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial circles"; "a prominent citizen"
having broad power and range and scope
"taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
big(p), enceinte, expectant, gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with child(p)(adverb)
in an advanced stage of pregnancy
"was big with child"; "was great with child"
at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
with the wind abaft the beam
"a ship sailing large"
boastfully, vauntingly, big, large(adverb)
in a boastful manner
"he talked big all evening"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large house; The largest pizza I have ever seen.; a large amount of money
free, not captured
criminals at large; an escaped tiger at large in the neighborhood
most people, people in general
services available to the public at large
Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
Origin: From large, from large, from larga, feminine of largus. Displaced stoor (from stor) and muchel (from mycel).
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
abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions
full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse
having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart
unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language
prodigal in expending; lavish
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
a musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'large' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #237
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'large' in Written Corpus Frequency: #714
Rank popularity for the word 'large' in Adjectives Frequency: #9
Translations for large
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
great in size, amount etc; not small
a large number of people; a large house; a large family; This house is too large for two people.
- grandePortuguese (BR)
- grand, grosFrench
- विशाल, व्यापकHindi
- grande, vastoItalian
- 큰, 많은Korean
- didelis, didžiulisLithuanian
- liels; plašsLatvian
- stor, rommelig, omfattendeNorwegian
- لوى، غټPashto
- mare, spaţiosRomanian
- geniş, büyük, kocamanTurkish
- 大的Chinese (Trad.)
- rộng; lớnVietnamese
- 大的Chinese (Simp.)
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