Definitions for largelɑrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

largelɑrdʒ(adj.; n.; adv.)larg•er, larg•est

  1. (adj.)of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.; big; great:

    a large house.

  2. on a great scale:

    a large producer of kitchen equipment.

  3. of great scope or range; extensive; broad:

    a large variety of interests.

  4. grand or pompous:

    large talk.

  5. Naut.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: free (def. 29). 33

  6. Obs. generous; bountiful; lavish.

  7. Obs. unrestrained in behavior or in the use of language.

  8. (n.)a size of garments for persons who are heavier or broader than average. a garment in this size.

    Category: Clothing

  9. Obs. generosity; bounty.

  10. (adv.)Naut. with the wind free or abaft the beam so that all sails draw fully.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Idioms for large:

  1. 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.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of large:

1125–75; ME < OF < L larga, fem. of largus ample, generous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. large(adj)

    a garment size for a large person

  2. large, big(adj)

    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"

  3. large(adj)

    fairly large or important in effect; influential

    "played a large role in the negotiations"

  4. bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid(adj)

    ostentatiously lofty in style

    "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. large(adj)

    having broad power and range and scope

    "taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"

  8. 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"

  9. large(adverb)

    at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)

  10. large(adverb)

    with the wind abaft the beam

    "a ship sailing large"

  11. boastfully, vauntingly, big, large(adverb)

    in a boastful manner

    "he talked big all evening"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. large(adjective)ɑrdʒ


    a large house; The largest pizza I have ever seen.; a large amount of money

  2. largeɑrdʒ

    free, not captured

    criminals at large; an escaped tiger at large in the neighborhood

  3. largeɑrdʒ

    most people, people in general

    services available to the public at large


  1. large(Adjective)

    Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.

  2. Origin: From large, from large, from larga, feminine of largus. Displaced stoor (from stor) and muchel (from mycel).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Large

    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

  2. Large

    abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions

  3. Large

    full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse

  4. Large

    having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart

  5. Large

    free; unembarrassed

  6. Large

    unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language

  7. Large

    prodigal in expending; lavish

  8. Large

    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

  9. Large(adverb)

    freely; licentiously

  10. Large(noun)

    a musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'large' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #237

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'large' in Written Corpus Frequency: #714

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'large' in Adjectives Frequency: #9

Anagrams of large

  1. Alger, Elgar, glare, lager, regal

  2. Alger

  3. Elgar

  4. Glare

  5. Regal

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.

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