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English adjective: large

1. large above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent


SamplesA large city.
Set out for the big city.
A large sum.
A big (or large) barn.
A large family.
Big businesses.
A big expenditure.
A large number of newspapers.
A big group of scientists.
Large areas of the world.


Synonymsbig


Similarample, astronomic, astronomical, banging, bear-sized, bigger, biggish, blown-up, bouffant, broad, Brobdingnagian, bulky, capacious, colossal, cosmic, deep, double, elephantine, enlarged, enormous, epic, extended, extensive, full-size, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grand, great, heroic, huge, hulking, hulky, humongous, immense, jumbo, king-size, king-sized, large-mouthed, large-scale, large-scale, larger, larger-than-life, largish, life-size, life-sized, lifesize, macro, macroscopic, macroscopical, mammoth, man-sized, massive, massive, medium-large, monolithic, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, outsize, outsized, overlarge, oversize, oversized, plumping, prodigious, puffy, queen-size, queen-sized, rangy, sizable, sizeable, spacious, stupendous, super, thumping, titanic, too large, tremendous, vast, volumed, voluminous, walloping, whacking, whopping, wide, wide-ranging


Attributesize


Antonymslittle, small

2. large fairly large or important in effect; influential


SamplesPlayed a large role in the negotiations.


Similarimportant, significant


Antonymsunimportant, insignificant

3. large ostentatiously lofty in style


SamplesA man given to large talk.
Tumid political prose.


Synonymsbombastic, declamatory, orotund, tumid, turgid


Similarrhetorical


Antonymsunrhetorical

4. large generous and understanding and tolerant


SamplesA heart big enough to hold no grudges.
That's very big of you to be so forgiving.
A large and generous spirit.
A large heart.
Magnanimous toward his enemies.


Synonymsbig, magnanimous


Similargenerous


Antonymsmeanspirited, ungenerous

5. large conspicuous in position or importance


SamplesA big figure in the movement.
Big man on campus.
He's very large in financial circles.
A prominent citizen.


Synonymsbig, prominent


Similarconspicuous


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible

6. large having broad power and range and scope


SamplesTaking the large view.
A large effect.
A large sympathy.


Similarcomprehensive


Antonymsincomprehensive, noncomprehensive

7. large in an advanced stage of pregnancy


SamplesWas big with child.
Was great with child.


Synonymsbig, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, with child


Similarpregnant


Antonymsnonpregnant


English noun: large

1. large (attribute) a garment size for a large person


Broader (hypernym)size


English adverb: large

1. large at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)

2. large with the wind abaft the beam


SamplesA ship sailing large.

3. large in a boastful manner


SamplesHe talked big all evening.


Synonymsbig, boastfully, vauntingly









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