[lɑːdʒ] or [lɑrdʒ]
(noun.) a garment size for a large person.
(adj.) having broad power and range and scope; 'taking the large view'; 'a large effect'; 'a large sympathy' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) fairly large or important in effect; influential; 'played a large role in the negotiations' .
(adv.) with the wind abaft the beam; 'a ship sailing large'.
(adv.) at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark).
Typist: Tito--From WordNet
(superl.) Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; -- opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.
(superl.) Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
(superl.) Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
(superl.) Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart.
(superl.) Free; unembarrassed.
(superl.) Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language.
(superl.) Prodigal in expending; lavish.
(superl.) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction; -- said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
(adv.) Freely; licentiously.
(n.) A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Big, great, bulky, huge, immense, vast, of great size.. Extensive, expanded, spacious, broad, wide.. Abundant, plentiful, ample, full, copious, liberal.. Capacious, comprehensive.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Big, bulky, extensive, abundant, capacious, ample, liberal, comprehensive,enlightened, catholic, great, vast, wide
ANT:Small, mean, narrow, circumscribed, contracted, scanty, illiberal, niggardly,bigoted, petty, sordid
Checked by Cordelia
adj. great in size: extensive: bulky: wide: long: abundant: liberal: diffuse: (Shak. of language) free licentious.—adv. (naut.) before the wind.—adjs. Large′-ā′cred possessing much land; Large′-hand′ed having large hands: grasping greedy: profuse; Large′-heart′ed having a large heart or liberal disposition: generous.—adv. Large′ly.—adj. Large′-mind′ed characterised by breadth of view.—ns. Large′ness; Lar′get a length of iron cut from a bar and of proper size to roll into a sheet.—At large without restraint or confinement: fully: as a whole altogether.
- He took my chin in his large hand and turned up my face to have a look at me by the light of the candle. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- The large and powerful engines on the Great Western Railway have, however, only two driving wheels, which are 8 feet in diameter. Frederick C. Bakewell. Great Facts.
- The offered hand--rather large, but beautifully formed--was given to me with the easy, unaffected self-reliance of a highly-bred woman. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Notwithstanding its simple action, its structure is complicated by a large amount of adding mechanism. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- As I had had some previous experience with the statements of mining men, I concluded I would just send down a small plant and prospect the field before putting up a large one. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Hence, provision was made for carrying a large stock of oil, and for giving a certain period of rest to that already used. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- By the aid of these lines the barometric conditions over a large area can be studied. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- A large force of railroad men have already been sent to Beaufort, and other mechanics will go to Fort Fisher in a day or two. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- A large marble tomb would not please me. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- The vestry was larger than I should have supposed it to be, judging from the outside only. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- In this respect, therefore, the species of the larger genera resemble varieties, more than do the species of the smaller genera. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- Such an arrangement of wire is known as a helix or solenoid, and is capable of lifting or pulling larger and more numerous filings and even good-sized pieces of iron, such as tacks. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- These wells are now made with larger diameters than formerly, and altogether their construction has been rendered much more easy in modern times. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- William Larkins let me keep a larger quantity than usual this year. Jane Austen. Emma.
- Diving bells have been made of various forms, more especially in that of a bell or hollow truncated cone, with the smaller end closed, and the larger one, which is placed lowermost, open. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The skins of the larger animals were the original materials of clothing. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- Naturally, Mr. Hall’s first thought on his return to Chicago was to induce Mr. Duncan to build a larger model, capable of greater speed and greater output. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- With their wealth, their views increased; their want of a larger house, their inclination for more company. Jane Austen. Emma.
- From the very circumstance of its being larger, sir. Jane Austen. Emma.
- Landlords and farmers, besides, two of the largest classes of masters, have another reason for being pleased with dear years. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- The amount of petroleum produced in the United States in 1896 was 60,960,361 barrels, the largest yield on record. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The largest per capita increase since 1870 has been in malt liquors, and the next in coffee. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Probably the largest use of the phonograph or graphophone is for home amusement and exhibition purpose. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- I would not sell you my horses, no, not for the two largest diamonds that your Ladyship wore at the ball. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- It was begun in 1882 and finished in 1890, and is the largest and most costly viaduct in the world. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- I was placed upon a table in the largest room of the inn, which might be near three hundred feet square. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- All the jewellers consulted, at once confirmed the Colonel's assertion that he possessed one of the largest diamonds in the world. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Although by far the largest undertaking yet made, the improvement in rock-boring machinery enabled it to be constructed much more rapidly and at less expense. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- To the end the largest city states of Greece remained smaller than many English counties; and some had an area of only a few square miles. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
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