Definition of Large in English :

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Large meaning in English

Meaning of Large in English

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see synonyms of large


1. large

a garment size for a large person


3. large

fairly large or important in effect; influential

Example Sentences:
'played a large role in the negotiations'

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

ostentatiously lofty in style

Example Sentences:
'a man given to large talk'
'tumid political prose'

5. big, large, magnanimous

generous and understanding and tolerant

Example Sentences:
'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

conspicuous in position or importance

Example Sentences:
'a big figure in the movement'
'big man on campus'
'he's very large in financial circles'
'a prominent citizen'

7. large

having broad power and range and scope

Example Sentences:
'taking the large view'
'a large effect'
'a large sympathy'

8. big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, large, with child

in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Example Sentences:
'was big with child'
'was great with child'


9. large

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

10. large

with the wind abaft the beam

Example Sentences:
'a ship sailing large'

11. big, boastfully, large, vauntingly

in a boastful manner

Example Sentences:
'he talked big all evening'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of large
having a relatively great size, quantity, extent, etc; big
of wide or broad scope, capacity, or range; comprehensive
a large effect
having or showing great breadth of understanding
a large heart
4. nautical
(of the wind) blowing from a favourable direction
5. rare
overblown; pretentious
7. obsolete
(of manners and speech) gross; rude
8.  at large
9.  in large
10. nautical
with the wind blowing from a favourable direction
11.  by and large
12.  loom large

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see synonyms of large
adjectiveWord forms: ˈlarger or ˈlargest
1.  Archaic
liberal; generous
big; great
; specif.,
taking up much space; bulky
enclosing much space; spacious
a large office
of great extent or amount
a large sum
big as compared with others of its kind; of more than usual or average size, extent, or amount
comprehensive; far-reaching
to have large views on a subject
pompous or exaggerated
large talk
operating on a big scale
a large manufacturer
7.  Nautical
favorable; specif., quartering
said of a wind
adverbWord forms: ˈlarger or ˈlargest
in a large way; so as to be large
to write large
9.  Nautical
with a favoring wind, specif. one on the quarter
see also at large

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see synonyms of large
adj. larg·er, larg·est
1. Of greater than average size, extent, quantity, or amount; big.
2. Of greater than average scope, breadth, or capacity; comprehensive.
3. Important; significant: had a large role in the negotiations; a large producer of paper goods.
a. Understanding and tolerant; liberal: a large and generous spirit.
b. Of great magnitude or intensity; grand: “a rigid resistance to the large emotions” (Stephen Koch).
a. Pretentious; boastful. Used of speech or manners.
b. Obsolete Gross; coarse. Used of speech or language.
6. Nautical Favorable. Used of a wind.
n. pl. large
Slang A thousand dollars: bought a speedboat for 50 large.

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