What does enlarge mean?

Definitions for enlarge
ɛnˈlɑrdʒen·large

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlargeverb

    make larger

    "She enlarged the flower beds"

  2. blow up, enlarge, magnifyverb

    make large

    "blow up an image"

  3. enlargeverb

    become larger or bigger

  4. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateverb

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

Wiktionary

  1. enlargeverb

    To make larger.

  2. enlargeverb

    To speak at length upon or on (some subject)

  3. enlargeverb

    To release; to set at large.

  4. enlargeverb

    To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enlargeverb

    to make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house

  2. Enlargeverb

    to increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind

  3. Enlargeverb

    to set at large or set free

  4. Enlargeverb

    to grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction

  5. Enlargeverb

    to speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate

  6. Enlargeverb

    to get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enlarge

    en-lärj′, v.t. to make larger: to increase in size or quantity: to expand: to amplify discourse: to set free.—v.i. to grow large or larger: to be diffuse in speaking or writing: to expatiate.—adj. Enlarged′.—adv. Enlar′gedly.—ns. Enlar′gedness; Enlarge′ment, act of enlarging: state of being enlarged: increase: extension: diffuseness of speech or writing: a setting at large: release. [O. Fr. enlargeren (=L. in), large, large.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. enlarge

    The wind is said to enlarge when it veers from the side towards the stern.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enlarge in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enlarge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of enlarge in a Sentence

  1. National Police spokesman Prawut Thavonsiri:

    These mix of chemicals you can easily obtain anywhere legally, but when you combine them, they become a chemical that is quick to catch fire and can be developed to become a detonator, this formula can also be used to enlarge the radius of the bomb. It could be used for both of the bombings. But when the bomb detonates, this element (if used in the bomb) would disappear immediately because it's an amplifier.

  2. Zep Lee:

    Definitely, we will continue to enlarge our fleet and increase our number of aircraft in the future, growth in the number of our self-owned aircraft will be in the double-digits next year.

  3. Michael Rawlins:

    We'd have to enlarge ourselves hugely because we'd have to evaluate all new drugs. Not only that, I don't know how it would be paid for.

  4. Grace Mugabe:

    There are many people, including whites, running wildlife conservancies and no one questions their status. Those settlers at Manzou will have to leave. If they are genuine farmers who want land suitable for farming, then they should approach relevant offices. i might have a small fist. But when it comes to fighting, I will put stones inside to enlarge it. Do not doubt my capabilities.

  5. Grace Mugabe:

    I might have a small fist. But when it comes to fighting, I will put stones inside to enlarge it. Do not doubt my capabilities.

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