Meaning of LARGE in English

LARGE

I. ˈlärj adjective

( 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 ˈlär-jish adjective

II. adverb

Date: 14th century

1. obsolete : in abundance : amply , liberally

2. : with the wind abaft the beam

3. : in a large manner : extravagantly

living large

III. noun

Date: 14th century

1. obsolete : liberality , generosity

2. slang : a thousand dollars

- at large

- in the large

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.