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. 2012