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Meaning & Definition of Large in English

English

Large

/lɑrʤ/

noun

1. A garment size for a large person

    synonym:
  • large

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • large
  • ,
  • big

2. Fairly large or important in effect

  • Influential
  • "Played a large role in the negotiations"
    synonym:
  • large

3. Ostentatiously lofty in style

  • "A man given to large talk"
  • "Tumid political prose"
    synonym:
  • bombastic
  • ,
  • declamatory
  • ,
  • large
  • ,
  • orotund
  • ,
  • tumid
  • ,
  • turgid

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • big
  • ,
  • large
  • ,
  • magnanimous

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • big
  • ,
  • large
  • ,
  • prominent

6. Having broad power and range and scope

  • "Taking the large view"
  • "A large effect"
  • "A large sympathy"
    synonym:
  • large

7. In an advanced stage of pregnancy

  • "Was big with child"
  • "Was great with child"
    synonym:
  • big(p)
  • ,
  • enceinte
  • ,
  • expectant
  • ,
  • gravid
  • ,
  • great(p)
  • ,
  • large(p)
  • ,
  • heavy(p)
  • ,
  • with child(p)

adverb

1. At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)

    synonym:
  • large

2. With the wind abaft the beam

  • "A ship sailing large"
    synonym:
  • large

3. In a boastful manner

  • "He talked big all evening"
    synonym:
  • boastfully
  • ,
  • vauntingly
  • ,
  • big
  • ,
  • large

Examples of using

He built a large shopping center.
He works for a large corporation.
He's the president of a large German company.