WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
large /lɑrdʒ/USA pronunciation   adj.,  larg•er, larg•est, n. 
  1. of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.;
    great:a large house;a large number;a large shirt.
  2. on a great scale, scope, or range;
    broad:a large variety of interests.

  1. Clothing
    • [uncountable] a size of clothing for persons who are heavier or broader than average.
    • [countable] a piece of clothing in this size.
  1. Idiomsat large: 
    • [be + ~] not in jail or prison;
      free:The criminals were still at large.
    • [after a noun] as a whole;
      in general:The country at large feared war.
    • [after a noun] Also  at-ˈlarge. representing the whole of a political division or similar body:a representative at-large.

large•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
large  (lärj),USA pronunciation adj.,  larg•er, larg•est, n., adv. 
  1. of more than average size, quantity, degree, etc.;
    exceeding that which is common to a kind or class;
    great:a large house; in large measure;to a large extent.
  2. on a great scale:a large producer of kitchen equipment.
  3. of great scope or range;
  4. grand or pompous:a man given tolarge, bombastic talk.
  5. (of a map, model, etc.) representing the features of the original with features of its own that are relatively large so that great detail may be shown.
  6. famous;
    important:He's very large in financial circles.
  7. [Obs.]generous;
  8. [Obs.]
    • unrestrained in the use of language;
    • unrestrained in behavior or manner;
  9. Nautical, Naval Termsfree (def. 33).

  1. Music and Dancethe longest note in mensural notation.
  2. [Obs.]generosity;
  3. Idiomsat large: 
    • free from restraint or confinement;
      at liberty:The murderer is still at large.
    • to a considerable extent;
      at length:to treat a subject at large.
    • as a whole;
      in general:the country at large.
    • GovernmentAlso,  at-large. representing the whole of a state, district, or body rather than one division or part of it:a delegate at large.
  4. Idiomsin large, on a large scale;
    from a broad point of view:a problem seen in large.Also,  in the large. 

  1. Nautical, Naval Termswith the wind free or abaft the beam so that all sails draw fully.
largeness, n. 
  • Latin larga, feminine of largus ample, generous
  • Old French
  • Middle English 1125–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged huge, enormous, immense, gigantic, colossal;
      vast. See  great. 
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged small.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
large /lɑːdʒ/ adj
  1. having a relatively great size, quantity, extent, etc; big
  2. of wide or broad scope, capacity, or range; comprehensive
  3. having or showing great breadth of understanding
  1. at large(esp of a dangerous criminal or wild animal) free; not confined
  2. roaming freely, as in a foreign country
  3. as a whole; in general
  4. in full detail; exhaustively
  5. ambassador-at-large
    See ambassador
Etymology: 12th Century (originally: generous): via Old French from Latin largus ample, abundant

ˈlargeness n
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