Largeness



[lahrj] /lɑrdʒ/

adjective, larger, largest.
1.
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.
2.
on a great scale:
a large producer of kitchen equipment.
3.
of great scope or range; extensive; broad.
4.
grand or pompous:
a man given to large, bombastic talk.
5.
(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.
6.
famous; successful; important:
He’s very large in financial circles.
7.
Obsolete. generous; bountiful; lavish.
8.
Obsolete.

9.
Nautical. (def 33).
noun
10.
Music. the longest note in mensural notation.
11.
Obsolete. generosity; bounty.
adverb
12.
Nautical. with the wind or abaft the beam so that all sails draw fully.
Idioms
13.
at large,

14.
in large, on a large scale; from a broad point of view:
a problem seen in large.
Also, in the large.
/lɑːdʒ/
adjective
1.
having a relatively great size, quantity, extent, etc; big
2.
of wide or broad scope, capacity, or range; comprehensive: a large effect
3.
having or showing great breadth of understanding: a large heart
4.
(nautical) (of the wind) blowing from a favourable direction
5.
(rare) overblown; pretentious
6.
generous
7.
(obsolete) (of manners and speech) gross; rude
noun
8.
at large

9.
in large, in the large, as a totality or on a broad scale
adverb
10.
(nautical) with the wind blowing from a favourable direction
11.
by and large

12.
loom large, to be very prominent or important
n.

c.1300, from large + -ness.
adj.

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).

noun

A thousand dollars; big one, grand: with new Beverly Hills asi wheels going for fifty large (1980s+)
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