- unrestrained in the use of language; gross; improper.
- unrestrained in behavior or manner; uninhibited.
OTHER WORDS FOR large
Idioms about 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.
- Also at-large . representing the whole of a state, district, or body rather than one division or part of it: a delegate at large.
- Also at-large . having a general, as opposed to a specific, role in an organization or project: She’s the magazine’s editor-at-large.
Origin of large
OTHER WORDS FROM largelargeness, nouno·ver·large, adjectiveul·tra·large, adjectiveun·large, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH largelarge , largess
Words nearby large
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What are other ways to say large?
Something that is large is of more than average size, quantity, or degree. How does large compare to great and big? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
How to use large in a sentence
In 2019, the AOS rejected an earlier proposal to rename the McCown’s longspur, in large part because there was no policy in place for changing a name based on offensiveness.Inside the Movement to Abolish Colonialist Bird Names|Nathalie Alonso|February 12, 2021|Outside Online
In less than two years, SpaceX launched more than 1,000 new satellites for its Starlink constellation, becoming the world’s largest satellite operator and increasing the number of active satellites by nearly a third.A flood of new SpaceX satellites has started a fight over space pollution|Tim Fernholz|February 11, 2021|Quartz
It directly reflects a set of larger problems facing helmet makers.
A large part of the value comes from the number of other people on it.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
In other large cities, from Los Angeles to Miami, there were parallel efforts to grow the sport but little coordination.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage|Rick Maese|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
A fourth suspect, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.
However much we gossip about heterosexual couples with large age gaps, we at least refrain from calling them sex offenders.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I think a large majority of our fans are [other] nationalities.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Drugeon survived an airstrike last year and is believed to be still at large, officials have said.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Sometimes in the case of large plants, cones have been known to occur on the tips of the branches of the Marsh Horsetail.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
In the entrance hall of the Savoy, where large and lonely porters were dozing, he learnt that she was at home.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for large
- (esp of a dangerous criminal or wild animal) free; not confined
- roaming freely, as in a foreign country
- as a whole; in general
- in full detail; exhaustively
- ambassador-at-large See ambassador (def. 4)
- (sentence modifier) generally; as a ruleby and large, the man is the breadwinner
- nautical towards and away from the wind
Derived forms of largelargeness, noun
Word Origin for large
Other Idioms and Phrases with large
see at large; big (large) as life; by and large; cog in the (a large) wheel; in some (large) measure; loom large; writ large.