What does Large mean?

Definitions for Large

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Large.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. largeadjective

    a garment size for a large person

  2. large, bigadjective

    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. largeadjective

    fairly large or important in effect; influential

    "played a large role in the negotiations"

  4. bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgidadjective

    ostentatiously lofty in style

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

  5. big, large, magnanimousadjective

    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, prominentadjective

    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. largeadjective

    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. largeadverb

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

  10. largeadverb

    with the wind abaft the beam

    "a ship sailing large"

  11. boastfully, vauntingly, big, largeadverb

    in a boastful manner

    "he talked big all evening"


  1. largeadjective

    Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. LARGEadjective

    Etymology: large, French; largus, Latin.

    Charles II. asked me, What could be the reason, that in mountainous countries the men were commonly larger, and yet the cattle of all sorts smaller. William Temple.

    Great Theron fell,
    Great Theron, large of limbs, of giant height. Dryden.

    Warwick, Leicester, and Buckingham, bear a large boned sheep of the best shape and deepest staple. John Mortimer, Husb.

    Their former large peopling was an effect of the countries impoverishing. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

    Let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for it is large enough for them. Gen. xxxiv. 21.

    There he conquered a thousand miles wide and large. George Abbot, Description of the World.

    Thou shalt drink of thy sister’s cup deep and large. Ezek.

    Vernal suns and showers
    Diffuse their warmest, largest influence. James Thomson, Autumn.

    Skippon gave a large testimony under his hand, that they had carried themselves with great civility. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education, and say a great many things which have been said before. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.

    If you divide a cane into two, and one speak at the one end, and you lay your ear at the other, it will carry the voice farther than in the air at large. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    Thus incorporeal spirits to smallest forms
    Reduc’d their shapes immense; and were at large,
    Though without number still. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    The children are bred up in their father’s way; or so plentifully provided for, that they are left at large. Thomas Sprat.

    Your zeal becomes importunate;
    I’ve hitherto permitted it to rave
    And talk at large; but learn to keep it in,
    Lest it should take more freedom than I’ll give it. Addis.

    Discover more at large what cause that was,
    For I am ignorant, and cannot guess. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    It does not belong to this place to have that point debated at large. Isaac Watts.


  1. LARGE

    Glycosyltransferase-like protein LARGE1 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the LARGE gene.


  1. large

    Large refers to something that is bigger than others of its kind in terms of size, scale, amount, or degree. It often implies exceeding the normal or average measurements or standards. It can also refer to something extensive or broad in scope or capacity. The specific scale or measurement for "large" varies depending on the context or reference point.

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. Largeadverb

    freely; licentiously

  10. Largenoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Large

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. large

    Sailing large: going with the wind free when studding-sails will draw.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LARGE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Large is ranked #5105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Large surname appeared 6,859 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Large.

    90.2% or 6,190 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 243 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 152 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 132 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 107 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.

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 for Large »

  1. Alger

  2. Elgar

  3. glare

  4. lager

  5. regal

  6. ergal

  7. garle

  8. argel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Large in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Large in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Large in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Wood Krutch:

    Technology made large populations possible, large populations now make technology indispensable.

  2. Alfred North Whitehead:

    Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large- how large? It is no use s aying that radium is scarce- how scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves.

  3. Hero Teresa Gray '':

    What we were expecting to see was large groups of people housed in tent cities or in large buildings, and actually they are housing these refugees in individual dorm rooms, they've got food, they've got shelter, but it's still a large group of refugees. The trauma is the same.

  4. David Fleming:

    Large-scale problems do not require large-scale solutions; they require small-scale solutions within a large-scale framework.

  5. Joe Montoya:

    There was a large presence because we had two groups with opposing views, and we know that can always get very tense, theres always potential for violence, we understand that. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP We had a large contingent there to try to watch the egress of one group, so that the other group wouldnt intermingle with them, so thats the reason for the large presence there.

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