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
superlative of large (q.v.).
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 white
noun 1. Also called cabbage white. a large white butterfly, Pieris brassicae, with scanty black markings, the larvae of which feed on brassica leaves 2. (often capitals) a white large-bodied breed of pig commonly kept for pork, bacon, and for fattening
[lahr-get-oh] /lɑrˈgɛt oʊ/ Music. adjective, adverb 1. somewhat slow; not so slow as largo, but usually slower than andante. noun, plural larghettos. 2. a larghetto movement. /lɑːˈɡɛtəʊ/ adjective, adverb 1. to be performed moderately slowly noun (pl) -tos 2. a piece or passage to be performed in this way
noun 1. .
[lahr-jish] /ˈlɑr dʒɪʃ/ adjective 1. rather . /ˈlɑːdʒɪʃ/ adjective 1. fairly large