adjective, larger, largest.
of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.; exceeding that which is common to a kind or class; big; great:
a large house; a large number; in large measure; to a large extent.
on a great scale:
a large producer of kitchen equipment.
of great scope or range; extensive; broad.
grand or pompous:
a man given to large, bombastic talk.
(of a map, model, etc.) representing the features of the original with features of its own that are relatively large so that great detail may be shown.
famous; successful; important:
He’s very large in financial circles.
Obsolete. generous; bountiful; lavish.
Nautical. (def 33).
Music. the longest note in mensural notation.
Obsolete. generosity; bounty.
Nautical. with the wind or abaft the beam so that all sails draw fully.
in large, on a large scale; from a broad point of view:
a problem seen in large.
Also, in the 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
(nautical) (of the wind) blowing from a favourable direction
(rare) overblown; pretentious
(obsolete) (of manners and speech) gross; rude
in large, in the large, as a totality or on a broad scale
(nautical) with the wind blowing from a favourable direction
by and large
loom large, to be very prominent or important
c.1300, from large + -ness.
c.1200, “bountiful, inclined to give or spend freely,” also, of areas, “great in expanse,” from Old French large “broad, wide; generous, bounteous,” from Latin largus “abundant, copious, plentiful; bountiful, liberal in giving,” of unknown origin. Main modern meanings “extensive; big in overall size” emerged 14c. An older sense of “liberated, free from restraining influence” is preserved in at large (late 14c.). Adjective phrase larger-than-life first attested 1937 (bigger than life is from 1640s).
A thousand dollars; big one, grand: with new Beverly Hills asi wheels going for fifty large (1980s+)
- Large one
noun phrase A year in prison: The Tiger got fifteen large ones (1970s+ Underworld)
- Large pelvis
large pelvis n. An expanded portion of pelvis above the brim. Also called false pelvis, pelvis major.
[lahrj-print] /ˈlɑrdʒˌprɪnt/ adjective 1. set in a type size larger than normal for the benefit of persons with impaired vision: large-print newspapers.
- Large pudendal lips
large pudendal lips pl.n. The labia majora.