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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
larj, adj. great in size: extensive: bulky: wide: long: abundant: liberal: diffuse: (Shak., of language) free, licentious.—adv. (naut.) before the wind.—adjs. Large′-ā′cred, possessing much land; Large′-hand′ed, having large hands: grasping, greedy: profuse; Large′-heart′ed, having a large heart or liberal disposition: generous.—adv. Large′ly.—adj. Large′-mind′ed, characterised by breadth of view.—ns. Large′ness; Lar′get, a length of iron cut from a bar and of proper size to roll into a sheet.—At large, without restraint or confinement: fully: as a whole, altogether. [Fr.,—L. largus.]
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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
Alger, Elgar, glare, lager, regal
The numerical value of large in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of large in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Technology made large populations possible, large populations now make technology indispensable.
If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.
Large-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions; they require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.
Some just targets a big number of busy meetings in their large sales offices; others in a large number of big offices are busy in meeting just their sales targets.
Earlier decisions about the need for rapid construction of large ETU's (Ebola Treatment Centres) were taken in a certain context where that's what made sense .... Those efforts were to a large degree successful. But in the meantime the disease has spread.
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Translations for large
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- كبير, واسعArabic
- llargCatalan, Valencian
- mawr, braisgWelsh
- groß, weitGerman
- بزرگ, گندهPersian
- iso, suuriFinnish
- mikil, stórurFaroese
- grutWestern Frisian
- tomadachScottish Gaelic
- խոշոր, մեծArmenian
- stór, mikillIcelandic
- زل, گهورهKurdish
- ကြီး, ကြီးမားBurmese
- tsohNavajo, Navaho
- ستر, لویPashto, Pushto
- большо́й, кру́пныйRussian
- велик, velikSerbo-Croatian
- భారీ, పెద్దTelugu
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