Definition of "large" []

  • Of greater than average size, extent, quantity, or amount; big. (adjective)
  • Of greater than average scope, breadth, or capacity; comprehensive. (adjective)
  • Important; significant: had a large role in the negotiations; a large producer of paper goods. (adjective)
  • Understanding and tolerant; liberal: a large and generous spirit. (adjective)
  • Of great magnitude or intensity; grand: "a rigid resistance to the large emotions” ( Stephen Koch). (adjective)
  • Having a relatively great size, quantity, extent, etc; big (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of wide or broad scope, capacity, or range; comprehensive (adjective)
  • Having or showing great breadth of understanding (adjective)
  • (of the wind) blowing from a favourable direction (adjective)
  • Overblown; pretentious (adjective)
  • Generous (adjective)
  • (of manners and speech) gross; rude (adjective)
  • With the wind blowing from a favourable direction (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "large" in a sentence
  • "This is mainly to keep my mailbox from getting flooded with the large number of resulting responses. (and I do mean * large*)."
  • "-- Since such an aeroplane would be of low velocity, and therefore possess a large angle of incidence, a _large camber_ would be necessary."
  • "The space enclosed by the walls was very large; and as in modern times many new buildings and ranges of buildings have been erected within, with streets and courts between them, the place has now the appearance of being a little town enclosed by walls, and surrounded by a ditch with bridges, and standing in the midst of a _large_ town."