adjective, larg·er, larg·est.
- unrestrained in the use of language; gross; improper.
- unrestrained in behavior or manner; uninhibited.
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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
ANTONYMS FOR large
OTHER WORDS FROM largelarge·ness, nouno·ver·large, adjectiveul·tra·large, adjectiveun·large, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH largelarge largess
Words nearby large
Example sentences from the Web for overlarge
Cheyenne was left with an overlarge town site, but with some real excuse for existence.The Last American Frontier|Frederic L. (Frederic Logan) Paxson
Her eyes were overlarge from fasting as they hung on the face of the big captain.When the West Was Young|Frederick R. Bechdolt
Danner's cranium was overlarge and his neck small; but he stiffened it to hold himself in a posture of dignity.Gladiator|Philip Wylie
The Ashe Clothespin Company had to be dunned as if it were a dubious individual with an overlarge bill at the corner grocery.Sudden Jim|Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for overlarge (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for overlarge (2 of 2)
- (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 overlarge
see at large; big (large) as life; by and large; cog in the (a large) wheel; in some (large) measure; loom large; writ large.