Meaning of LARGE in English


adj. & n.


1. of considerable or relatively great size or extent.

2 of the larger kind (the large intestine).

3 of wide range; comprehensive.

4 pursuing an activity on a large scale (large farmer).

--n. (at large)

1. at liberty.

2 as a body or whole (popular with the people at large).

3 (of a narration etc.) at full length and with all details.

4 without a specific target (scatters insults at large).

5 US representing a whole area and not merely a part of it (congressman at large).

Phrases and idioms:

in large on a large scale. large as life see LIFE. large-minded liberal; not narrow-minded. larger than life see LIFE. large-scale made or occurring on a large scale or in large amounts.


largeness n. largish adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. fem. of L largus copious

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.