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Definitions of large

  1.   having broad power and range and scope; " taking the large view"; " a large effect"; " a large sympathy"
  2.   large enough to be visible to the naked eye
  3.   with the wind abaft the beam; " a ship sailing large"
  4.   Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; -- opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.
  5.   in an advanced stage of pregnancy; " was big with child"; " was great with child"
  6.   Great in size, or quantity, or number, or extent, or capacity; bulky; abundant; numerous; ample; diffuse; wide; extensive; capacious; comprehensive; liberal; generous. At large, without restraint or confinement; diffusely; fully.
  7.   Great in size: extensive: bulky: wide: long: abundant.
  8.   Prodigal in expending; lavish.
  9.   Largeness.
  10.   Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; - said of the mind and heart.
  11.   ostentatiously lofty in style; " a man given to large talk"; " tumid political prose"
  12.   fairly large or important in effect; influential; " played a large role in the negotiations"
  13.   at a distance, wide of something ( as of a mark)
  14.   Great as regards size, quantity, etc.; big; broad.
  15.   Of great size; bulky; copious; liberal.
  16.   in a boastful manner; " he talked big all evening"
  17.   Largely.
  18.   generous and understanding and tolerant; " 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"
  19.   Crossing the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction; - said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
  20.   conspicuous in position or importance; " a big figure in the movement"; " big man on campus"; " he's very large in financial circles"; " a prominent citizen"
  21.   Great in size; bulky; wide; extensive; broad in understanding or sympathy; as, a large mind; at large, in full; as, to discuss a subject at large; free; as, the thief is at large; for a whole state, district, etc.; as, a Congressman at large.
  22.   A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.
  23.   above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; " a large city"; " set out for the big city"; " a large sum"; " a big ( or large) barn"; " a large family"; " big businesses"; " a big expenditure"; " a large number of newspapers"; " a big group of scientists"; " large areas of the world"
  24.   Freely; licentiously.
  25.   Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
  26.   Unrestrained by decorum; - said of language.
  27.   Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
  28.   Free; unembarrassed.
  29.   Great in size; extensive; abundant.
  30.   a garment size for a large person

Quotes of large

  1. A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen
  2. When looking at the evidence of feeding on large prey, you can see every size tooth from hatchling to adult in one spot. The babies may have been fed in the nest until they were full grown, like in eagles and hawks. – Robert T. Bakker
  3. Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales. – John Perry Barlow
  4. I come from a large family so you can count on the fact that I'm going to have more kids. – Benjamin Bratt
  5. No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace, or ensure it of victory in time of war. – Calvin Coolidge
  6. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. – James A. Garfield
  7. So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing- today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers- you really need to have a cross -platform story. – Miguel de Icaza
  8. The increase of scientific knowledge lies not only in the occasional milestones of science, but in the efforts of the very large body of men who with love and devotion observe and study nature. – Polykarp Kusch
  9. Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general public, in the form of extra jobs. – Andrew Mellon
  10. I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient. – Kristi Noem
  11. How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! – James Payn
  12. I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients that fuels show business, because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large – Garry Shandling
  13. Well, they didn't lack for topics after Hiroshima. Why should 9/11 slow them down? I know it got a lot of press, but it's just a few large buildings and aircraft, it's not like D -Day and the Seige of Berlin. – Bruce Sterling
  14. The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people. – Carter G. Woodson
  15. Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for large

  1. Perhaps he had not even really loved her; most surely his love had been far less large and true and devoted than hers, and he felt that it was so. ” – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  2. “ A large tree'- aren't I getting on well? ” – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  3. “ I mean impossible for the world at large first, and then, little by little, for mother. ” – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  4. Twice as large as mine! ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. He alone who is wise in small matters, will be wise in large ones. ” – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  6. “ 6775. Is he a large curer? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. “ " It is rather a large island," said Laura. ” – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  8. It was very large and beautiful this garden, and well kept. ” – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  9. Then Plavacek continued his journey, and as he went he came to a large and beautiful city where all was sad and silent. ” – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  10. Lady Maxwell too sprang up and faced the window with wide large eyes. ” – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. There was only one large station near enough to this place, from which she could have tramped. ” – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  12. When she had gone a short distance he followed after, and never once let her out of his sight until she came to a large house, the door of which she opened and entered. ” – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  13. These are ideas much too large to be considered now, and even later I can but touch on them. ” – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  14. You cannot have a large mind without a large heart. ” – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  15. John Henry Menton's large eyes stared ahead. ” – Ulysses by James Joyce
  16. “ " After all," I said to myself, " this is a large world, with room in it for many curious people." ” – Adventures In Friendship by David Grayson
  17. It is not so bad, after all, when you think what a large family he has- but he could have given more. ” – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  18. Such extensive peckings, however, are to be expected only on large forest trees. ” – The Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  19. “ For he had, on his little world, much more of interest to tell than we had on our large one. ” – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  20. And I am French teacher at the large girls' school just outside the town. ” – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth

Idioms for large