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Definitions of large

  1. in a boastful manner; " he talked big all evening"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. in an advanced stage of pregnancy; " was big with child"; " was great with child"
  5. ostentatiously lofty in style; " a man given to large talk"; " tumid political prose"
  6. fairly large or important in effect; influential; " played a large role in the negotiations"
  7. a garment size for a large person
  8. with the wind abaft the beam; " a ship sailing large"
  9. at a distance, wide of something ( as of a mark)
  10. having broad power and range and scope; " taking the large view"; " a large effect"; " a large sympathy"
  11. large enough to be visible to the naked eye
  12. 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.
  13. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
  14. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
  15. Free; unembarrassed.
  16. Prodigal in expending; lavish.
  17. A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.
  18. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; - said of the mind and heart.
  19. Unrestrained by decorum; - said of language.
  20. 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.
  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. Largely.
  23. Largeness.
  24. Great in size: extensive: bulky: wide: long: abundant.
  25. Great in size; extensive; abundant.
  26. Great as regards size, quantity, etc.; big; broad.
  27. 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.
  28. Of great size; bulky; copious; liberal.
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Usage examples for large

  1. And I am French teacher at the large girls' school just outside the town. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  2. " 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
  3. A large tree'- aren't I getting on well? – The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories by E. M. Forster
  4. There was only one large station near enough to this place, from which she could have tramped. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  5. John Henry Menton's large eyes stared ahead. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Such extensive peckings, however, are to be expected only on large forest trees. – The Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  10. You cannot have a large mind without a large heart. – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  11. 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
  12. 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)
  13. " It is rather a large island," said Laura. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. He alone who is wise in small matters, will be wise in large ones. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  17. It was very large and beautiful this garden, and well kept. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  18. 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
  19. Lady Maxwell too sprang up and faced the window with wide large eyes. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
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