Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Large"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Large \Large\, n. (Mus.)
A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four
breves, or eight semibreves.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Large \Large\, a. [Compar. {Larger}; superl. {Largest}.] [F.,
fr. L. largus. Cf. {Largo}.]
1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk,
capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of
constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; --
opposed to {small}; as, a large horse; a large house or
room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large
vineyard; a large army; a large city.

Note: For linear dimensions, and mere extent, great, and not
large, is used as a qualifying word; as, great length,
breadth, depth; a great distance; a great height.

2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.

We hare yet large day. --Milton.

3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.

I might be very large upon the importance and
advantages of education. -- Felton.

4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad
sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said
of the mind and heart.

5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.]

Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax.

6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.]
``Some large jests he will make.'' --Shak.

7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

8. (Naut.) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a
favorable direction; -- said of the wind when it is abeam,
or between the beam and the quarter.

{At large}.
(a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large;
to be left at large.
(b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse
on a subject at large.

{Common at large}. See under {Common}, n.

{Electors at large}, {Representative at large}, electors, or
a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the
whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to
represent particular districts in a State. [U. S.]

{To give, go, run, or sail large} (Naut.), to have the wind
crossing the direction of a vessel's course in such a way
that the sails feel its full force, and the vessel gains
its highest speed. See {Large}, a., 8.

Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample;
abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive;

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Large \Large\, adv.
Freely; licentiously. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or
extent; "a 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" [syn: {big}] [ant: {small}, {small}]
2: fairly large or important in effect; influential; "played a
large role in the negotiations"
3: large enough to be visible to the naked eye [syn: {macroscopic},
{macroscopical}] [ant: {microscopic}]
4: ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk";
"tumid political prose" [syn: {bombastic}, {declamatory},
{orotund}, {tumid}, {turgid}]
5: generous and understanding and tolerant; "a 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" [syn: {big}, {magnanimous}]
6: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the
movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in
financial circles"; "a prominent citizen" [syn: {big}, {prominent}]
7: having broad power and range and scope; "taking the large
view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
8: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child";
"was great with child" [syn: {big(p)}, {enceinte}, {expectant},
{gravid}, {great(p)}, {large(p)}, {heavy(p)}, {with
n : a garment size for a large person
adv 1: at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
2: with the wind abaft the beam; "a ship sailing large"
3: in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening" [syn: {boastfully},
{vauntingly}, {big}]

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