What does enlarge mean?

Definitions for enlarge
ɛnˈlɑrdʒen·large

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enlarge.

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.]

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. William Shakespeare:

    Glory is like a circle in the water, Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself, Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.

  2. 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.

  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. Photographer Daniel Kariko:

    That's what first attracted me to this, with the naked eye, you see the insect as brown bug. But when you enlarge it, you really see the wonderful colors that come from the process.

  5. 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.

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