What is large?

  • (adj): Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
    Example: "A large city"; "a large sum"; "a large family"; "a large number of newspapers"; "large areas of the world"
    Synonyms: big
    See also — Additional definitions below


Large is an English surname, with variants including, but not limited to Lardge, Lurge, and Larg. Its meaning is variable, though it may derive from the Norman French adjective, large (meaning "generous" or "big" ), as it is found in the surname "le Large" in English records dating back as far as the 13th century. Harrison's work on English surnames gives the following: "LARGE (adjectival: French, Latin) BIG; GENEROUS abundant, liberal]"

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Lisa Lopes - Personal Life
... Lopes had several large tattoos ... Most prominent was a large eagle on her left arm, which she said represented freedom ... On her upper right arm was a large tattoo of the name Parron, for her late stepbrother who died in a boating accident, arching over a large tattoo of a pierced heart ...
Duck - Ecology - Predators
... them easy prey not only for predatory birds but also large fish like pike, crocodilians, and other aquatic hunters, including fish-eating birds such as herons ... females may be caught unaware on the nest by mammals, such as foxes, or large birds, such as hawks or eagles ... Adult ducks are fast fliers, but may be caught on the water by large aquatic predators including big fish such as the North American muskie and the European pike ...
Ballarat - Economy - Service Industries
... As a major service centre for the populous goldfields region, Ballarat has large sectors of employment in business including retail, professional ... better known as Wendouree Village, with a large number of specialty stores ... the University of Ballarat which exports education through a large international students program and throughout Australia through distance education programs ...
... The lake is large enough that it could not be blockaded from the land easily, and the city was large enough to make any attempt to reach the harbour from shore-based siege weapons very ... Large gates on the three landbound sides of the walls provided the only entrance to the city ...

More definitions of "large":

  • (noun): A garment size for a large person.
  • (adv): With the wind abaft the beam.
    Example: "A ship sailing large"
  • (adj): Fairly large or important in effect; influential.
    Example: "Played a large role in the negotiations"
  • (adj): Conspicuous in position or importance.
    Example: "He's very large in financial circles"
    Synonyms: big, prominent
  • (adj): Generous and understanding and tolerant.
    Example: "A large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"
    Synonyms: big, magnanimous
  • (adj): Having broad power and range and scope.
    Example: "Taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
  • (adv): At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark).

Famous quotes containing the word large:

    In our large cities, the population is godless, materialized,—no bond, no fellow-feeling, no enthusiasm. These are not men, but hungers, thirsts, fevers, and appetites walking. How is it people manage to live on,—so aimless as they are? After their peppercorn aims are gained, it seems as if the lime in their bones alone held them together, and not any worthy purpose.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large ,the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships.
    Grace Baruch (20th century)