adjective, larg·er, larg·est.
- unrestrained in the use of language; gross; improper.
- unrestrained in behavior or manner; uninhibited.
SYNONYMS FOR large
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Idioms for 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
How to use large in a sentence
There is a larger reason, beyond the airlines themselves, why Lion Air and 61 other Indonesian airlines are on this black list.
Last March they gave Airbus a huge piece of new business, ordering 169 A320s and 65 of the slightly larger A321.
And yet as Robert Ward discovered, Marvin—for all of his larger-than-life machismo—was surprising in real life.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
Before it was split between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Baluchistan spread over an area slightly larger than California.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
But just wishing never made anyone larger or taller, not even a pig, and Squinty stayed the same size.
The reader is referred to larger works upon urinalysis for details.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Nowhere can be found a region capable of supporting a larger population to the square mile than Lombardy.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
"Now I have a larger place for you," the boy said, speaking just as though Squinty could understand him.
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
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.