- unrestrained in the use of language; gross; improper.
- unrestrained in behavior or manner; uninhibited.
OTHER WORDS FOR large
OPPOSITES 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
How to use large in a sentence
Houston has the largest medical center in the world, and the largest export port in the entire country.Will Texas Stay Texan?|David Fontana|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections they were the largest bloc of voters.When Will We See a #Millennial Congress?|Linda Killian|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The four largest banks are nearly 40 percent bigger today than they were just five years ago,” she observed.How Naive is Elizabeth Warren?|Nick Gillespie|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was as if it would interfere with the largest particular work of her life, which happened to be me.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010 Cuba provided the largest contingent of medical staff during the aftermath of the huge earthquake that shook Haiti.The Dark Side of Cuba’s Ebola Economy|James Bloodworth|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pink flowers are the largest while those of a yellow color are the smallest.
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Leaves of a lanceolate form are the largest, and the shape of those found on most varieties of the American plant.
A dish of toads of the largest and most repulsive variety used to be offered one by one to the big man's relatives and guests.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
They led me to the largest wigwam of all; it contained fully eighty people.
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.