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Adjective: large (larger,largest)  laa(r)j
  1. Above average in size, number, quantity, magnitude or extent
    "a large city"; "large areas of the world";
    - big
     
  2. Significant or important in effect; influential
    "played a large role in the negotiations"
     
  3. Ostentatiously lofty in style
    "a man given to large talk";
    - bombastic, declamatory, orotund, tumid, turgid
     
  4. Generous and understanding and tolerant
    "a large and generous spirit";
    - big, magnanimous
     
  5. Conspicuous in position or importance
    "he's very large in financial circles";
    - big, prominent
     
  6. Having broad power and range and scope
    "taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
     
  7. In an advanced stage of pregnancy
    "was large with child";
    - big, enceinte [archaic], expectant, gravid [technical], great, heavy, with child
Noun: large  laa(r)j
  1. A garment size for a large person
Adverb: large  laa(r)j
  1. At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
     
  2. With the wind abaft the beam
    "a ship sailing large"
     
  3. In a boastful manner
    - boastfully, vauntingly, big

Derived forms: larger, largest, larges

See also: ample, astronomic, astronomical, banging [informal], bear-sized, bigger, biggish, blown-up, bouffant, broad, Brobdingnagian, bulky, capacious, colossal, comprehensive, conspicuous, cosmic, deep, double, elephantine, enlarged, enormous, epic, extended, extensive, full-size, galactic, gargantuan, generous, giant, gigantic, ginormous [Brit, informal], grand, great, heroic, huge, hulking, hulky, humongous [informal], humungous [informal], immense, important, jumbo, king-size, king-sized, large-mouthed, larger, larger-than-life, large-scale, largish, lifesize, life-size, life-sized, macro, macroscopic, macroscopical, mammoth, man-size, man-sized, massive, medium-large, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, outsize, outsized, overlarge, oversize, oversized, plumping, preggers [informal], preggo [Austral, NZ, informal], pregnant, prodigious, puffy, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, rhetorical, significant, sizable, size, sizeable, spacious, stupendous, super, thumping [informal], titanic, too large, tremendous, up the duff [Brit, informal], up the spout [informal], up the stick [Brit, informal], vast, volumed, voluminous, walloping [informal], whacking [Brit, informal], whopping [informal], wide, wide-ranging

Type of: size

Antonym: small

Encyclopedia: Large, Pennsylvania