What does enlarge mean?

Definitions for enlarge
ɛnˈlɑrdʒen·large

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlarge(verb)

    make larger

    "She enlarged the flower beds"

  2. blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)

    make large

    "blow up an image"

  3. enlarge(verb)

    become larger or bigger

  4. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)

    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. enlarge(Verb)

    To make larger.

  2. enlarge(Verb)

    To speak at length upon or on (some subject)

  3. enlarge(Verb)

    To release; to set at large.

  4. enlarge(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enlarge(verb)

    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. Enlarge(verb)

    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. Enlarge(verb)

    to set at large or set free

  4. Enlarge(verb)

    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. Enlarge(verb)

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

  6. Enlarge(verb)

    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.

Anagrams for enlarge »

  1. general

  2. gleaner

How to pronounce enlarge?

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How to say enlarge in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. John W. Hanley:

    Cultivate your curiosity. Keep it sharp and always working. Consider curiosity your life preserver, your willingness to try something new. Second, enlarge your enthusiasm to include the pursuit to excellence, following every task through to completion. Third, make the law of averages work for you. By budgeting your time more carefully than most people you can make more time available. Does the combination of curiosity, enthusiasm, and the law of averages guarantee success Indeed it does not ... Success in the final analysis always involves luck or the element of chance. Louis Pasteur grasped this well when he said that chance favors the prepared mind.

  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. 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.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.

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