Meaning of LARGE in English

LARGE

n.

Pronunciation: ' lärj

Function: adjective

Inflected Form: larg · er ; larg · est

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, broad, wide, generous, from Latin largus generous, plentiful

Date: 12th century

1 obsolete : LAVISH

2 obsolete a : AMPLE , ABUNDANT b : EXTENSIVE , BROAD

3 a : having more than usual capacity or scope : COMPREHENSIVE <take the large view> <will take a larger role in the negotiations> b : POWERFUL , FORCEFUL c : very successful or popular <a large rock band>

4 a : exceeding most other things of like kind especially in quantity or size : BIG b : dealing in great numbers or quantities <a large and highly profitable business>

5 obsolete a of language or expression : COARSE , VULGAR b : lax in conduct : LOOSE

6 of a wind : FAVORABLE

7 : EXTRAVAGANT , BOASTFUL < large talk>

– large · ness noun

– larg · ish \ ' lär-jish \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.