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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.


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


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



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


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


Antonymsinconspicuous, invisible

6. large having broad power and range and scope

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


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



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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