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(1)   Having broad power and range and scope
"Taking the large view"
"A large effect"
"A large sympathy"
(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)   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"
(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)   In a boastful manner
"He talked big all evening"
(8)   With the wind abaft the beam
"A ship sailing large"
(9)   At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)


(10)   A garment size for a large person


large, from from larga, fem. of . Replaced stoor "large, great" (from stōr) and muchel "large, great" (from myċel).


  1. Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
    Russia is a large country.
    The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size.
    He has a large collection of stamps.