Meaning of LARGE in English

LARGE

n. 25B6; adjective

a large house 007C; large numbers of people : BIG, great, huge, sizeable, substantial, immense, enormous, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrous; towering, tall, high; mighty, voluminous, king-size, giant-size; informal jumbo, whopping (great), thumping (great), mega, humongous, monster, astronomical; Brit. informal whacking (great), ginormous.

a large red-faced man : BIG, burly, heavy, tall, bulky, thickset, chunky, strapping, hulking, hefty, muscular, brawny, solid, powerful, sturdy, strong, rugged; fat, plump, overweight, chubby, stout, meaty, fleshy, portly, rotund, flabby, paunchy, obese, corpulent; informal hunky, beefy, tubby, pudgy; Brit. informal podgy, fubsy; N. Amer. informal zaftig, corn-fed.

a large supply of wool : ABUNDANT, copious, plentiful, ample, liberal, generous, lavish, bountiful, bumper, boundless, good, considerable, superabundant; poetic/literary plenteous.

the measure has large economic implications : WIDE-REACHING, far-reaching, wide, sweeping, large-scale, broad, extensive, comprehensive, exhaustive.

macro-, mega-.

small, meagre.

25A0; at large

fourteen criminals are still at large : AT LIBERTY, free, (on the) loose, on the run, fugitive; N. Amer. informal on the lam.

society at large : AS A WHOLE, generally, in general.

(dated) he spoke at large : IN DETAIL, exhaustively, at length, extensively.

25A0; by and large ON THE WHOLE, generally, in general, all things considered, all in all, for the most part, in the main, as a rule, overall, almost always, mainly, mostly; on average, on balance.

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