Meaning of LARGE in English

LARGE

n.

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 obsolete : LIBERALITY , GENEROSITY

2 slang : a thousand dollars

– at large

1 a : free of restraint or confinement <the escaped prisoner is still at large > b : without a specific subject or assignment <critic at large >

2 : at length

3 : in a general way

4 : as a whole <society at large >

5 : as the political representative of or to a whole area rather than of one of its subdivisions ― used in combination with a preceding noun <a congressman -at-large >

– in the large : on a large scale : in general

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