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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)

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.

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."