Definition and Meanings for large

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Large is ranked 5,254 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of large

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, adverb

Etymology of large

f., fr. l. largus. cf. largo

Meaning of large


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.
  • abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
  • full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
  • having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart.
  • free; unembarrassed.
  • unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language.
  • prodigal in expending; lavish.
  • 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.

as noun, adjective


    as adverb

    • freely; licentiously.

    as noun

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