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Definition 1: a garment size for a large person - [noun denoting attribute]

(large is a kind of ...) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

"he wears a size 13 shoe"

Definition 2: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for large in the sense of this definition

(large is similar to ...) including much

"the pianist's wide-ranging repertoire"

(large is similar to ...) of anything that is large but not the largest

(large is similar to ...) imposing in scale or scope or degree or power

"massive retaliatory power" "a massive increase in oil prices" "massive changes"

(large is similar to ...) imposing in size or bulk or solidity

"massive oak doors" "Moore's massive sculptures" "the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture" "a monumental scale"

(large is similar to ...) very large; appropriate to the size of a man

"a man-sized piece of cake"

(large is similar to ...) very large in scale or scope or capability

(large is similar to ...) large enough to be visible with the naked eye

(large is similar to ...) being of the same size as an original

"a life-size sculpture"

(large is similar to ...) constructed or drawn to a big scale

"large-scale maps"

(large is similar to ...) unusually large in scope

"a large-scale attack on AIDS is needed"

(large is similar to ...) having a relatively large mouth

(large is similar to ...) abnormally large

(large is similar to ...) like a mountain in size and impressiveness

"mountainous waves" "a mountainous dark man"

(large is similar to ...) (British informal) enormous

"a whacking phone bill" "a whacking lie"

(large is similar to ...) large in volume or bulk

"a voluminous skirt"

(large is similar to ...) formed or rising in rounded masses

"gasping with the volumed smoke"

(large is similar to ...) of great force or power

(large is similar to ...) extremely large

"another super skyscraper"

(large is similar to ...) allowing ample room for ranging

(large is similar to ...) (used especially of beds) not as large as king-size

"a queen-sized bed"

(large is similar to ...) very large; of exceptional size for its kind

"won by a plumping majority"

(large is similar to ...) excessively large

(large is similar to ...) larger than normal for its kind

(large is similar to ...) extra large

"a king-size bed"

(large is similar to ...) (used informally) very large

"a thumping loss"

(large is similar to ...) of great size and bulk

"a hulking figure of a man" "three hulking battleships"

(large is similar to ...) large in capacity

"she carried a capacious bag"

(large is similar to ...) of large size for its weight

(large is similar to ...) very large in expanse or scope

"a broad lawn" "the wide plains" "a spacious view" "spacious skies"

(large is similar to ...) being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing

"a bouffant skirt"

(large is similar to ...) as of a photograph; made larger

"the enlarged photograph revealed many details"

(large is similar to ...) somewhat large

(large is similar to ...) large or big relative to something else

(large is similar to ...) large as a bear

(large is similar to ...) inconceivably large

(large is similar to ...) fairly large in size

"a sizable fortune" "an ample waistline" "of ample proportions"

(large is similar to ...) so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

"colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple" "has a colossal nerve" "a prodigious storm" "a stupendous field of grass" "stupendous demand"

(large is similar to ...) large in quantity or size

"deep cuts in the budget"

(large is similar to ...) unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

"huge government spending" "huge country estates" "huge popular demand for higher education" "a huge wave" "the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains" "immense numbers of birds" "at vast (or immense) expense" "the vast reaches of outer space" "the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"

(large is similar to ...) large and impressive in physical size or extent

"the bridge is a grand structure"

(large is similar to ...) relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind

"a great juicy steak" "a great multitude" "the great auk" "a great old oak" "a great ocean liner" "a great delay"

(large is similar to ...) so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth

"a gigantic redwood" "gigantic disappointment" "a mammoth ship" "a mammoth multinational corporation"

(large is similar to ...) large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

"an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England" "extended farm lands" "surgeons with extended experience" "they suffered extensive damage"

(large is similar to ...) very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)

"an epic voyage" "of heroic proportions" "heroic sculpture"

(large is similar to ...) of great mass; huge and bulky

"a jumbo jet" "jumbo shrimp"

(large is similar to ...) inconceivably extended in space or time

(large is similar to ...) extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree

"an enormous boulder" "enormous expenses" "tremendous sweeping plains" "a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology" "a plane took off with a tremendous noise"

(large is similar to ...) large enough for two

"a double bed" "a double room"

(... are attributes of large) the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)

"a wolf is about the size of a large dog"

Definition 3: with the wind abaft the beam - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ship sailing large

Definition 4: at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark) - [adverb denoting all]

Definition 5: in a boastful manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he talked big all evening

Synonyms for large in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: having broad power and range and scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • taking the large view
  • a large effect
  • a large sympathy

(large is similar to ...) including all or everything

"comprehensive coverage" "a comprehensive history of the revolution" "a comprehensive survey" "a comprehensive education"

Definition 7: conspicuous in position or importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a big figure in the movement
  • big man on campus
  • he's very large in financial circles
  • a prominent citizen

Synonyms for large in the sense of this definition

(large is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 8: generous and understanding and tolerant - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for large in the sense of this definition

(large is similar to ...) not petty in character and mind

"unusually generous in his judgment of people"

Definition 9: in an advanced stage of pregnancy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was big with child
  • was great with child

Synonyms for large in the sense of this definition

(large is similar to ...) carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

Definition 10: ostentatiously lofty in style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man given to large talk
  • tumid political prose

Synonyms for large in the sense of this definition

(large is similar to ...) given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

"mere rhetorical frippery"

Definition 11: fairly large or important in effect; influential - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where large or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • played a large role in the negotiations

(large is similar to ...) important in effect or meaning

"a significant change in tax laws" "a significant change in the Constitution" "a significant contribution" "significant details" "statistically significant"

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