Largest



[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
adj.

superlative of large (q.v.).
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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