Large means the size of an item, such as clothing, that falls between medium and extra-large. If you realize your size has changed from medium to large, it might be time to cut back on the cupcakes.

Something that is above average in size or number can be described with the adjective large. Your large collection of bottle caps, which covers the walls of three rooms in your house, is a perfect example. Large also describes something that covers a broad spectrum or scope. You might love being an American studies major because your classes cover a large range of topics.

Definitions of large
  1. adjective
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    “a large city”
    “a large sum”
    “a large family”
    “a large number of newspapers”
    large areas of the world”
    synonyms: big
    ample, sizable, sizeable
    fairly large
    astronomic, astronomical, galactic
    inconceivably large
    large as a bear
    bigger, larger
    large or big relative to something else
    biggish, largish
    somewhat large
    blown-up, enlarged
    as of a photograph; made larger
    bouffant, puffy
    being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
    broad, spacious, wide
    very large in expanse or scope
    of large size for its weight
    large in capacity
    colossal, prodigious, stupendous
    so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    large in quantity or size
    large enough for two
    enormous, tremendous
    extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
    inconceivably extended in space or time
    elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo
    of great mass; huge and bulky
    epic, heroic, larger-than-life
    very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    extended, extensive
    large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    gigantic, mammoth
    so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
    relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    large and impressive in physical size or extent
    Brobdingnagian, huge, immense, vast
    unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
    hulking, hulky
    of great size and bulk
    banging, humongous, thumping, walloping, whopping
    (used informally) very large
    king-size, king-sized
    extra large
    having a relatively large mouth
    unusually large in scope
    constructed or drawn to a big scale
    full-size, life-size, life-sized, lifesize
    being of the same size as an original
    macroscopic, macroscopical
    large enough to be visible with the naked eye
    very large in scale or scope or capability
    very large; appropriate to the size of a man
    massive, monolithic, monumental
    imposing in size or bulk or solidity
    imposing in scale or scope or degree or power
    of anything that is large but not the largest
    abnormally large
    like a mountain in size and impressiveness
    outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized
    larger than normal for its kind
    overlarge, too large
    excessively large
    very large; of exceptional size for its kind
    queen-size, queen-sized
    (used especially of beds) not as large as king-size
    allowing ample room for ranging
    extremely large
    of great force or power
    formed or rising in rounded masses
    large in volume or bulk
    (British informal) enormous
    including much
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    little, small
    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    immeasurably small
    of smaller than atomic dimensions
    bantam, diminutive, flyspeck, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny
    very small
    bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weensy, weeny
    (used informally) very small
    small and insignificant
    atypically small
    elfin, elflike
    small and delicate
    used of small deformed creatures
    half the usual or regular size
    infinitesimal, minute
    infinitely or immeasurably small
    smaller in size or amount or value
    microscopic, microscopical
    so small as to be invisible without a microscope
    extremely small in scale or scope or capability
    being on a very small scale
    miniscule, minuscule
    very small
    about the size of an olive
    pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable
    small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    puny, runty, shrimpy
    (used especially of persons) of inferior size
    slender, slim
    small in quantity
    littler, smaller
    small or little relative to something else
    rather small
    created or drawn on a small scale
    undersize, undersized
    smaller than normal for its kind
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  2. adjective
    having broad power and range and scope
    “taking the large view”
    “a large effect”
    “a large sympathy”
    comprehensive, overarching
    including all or everything
  3. adjective
    generous and understanding and tolerant
    “a large and generous spirit”
    “a large heart”
    synonyms: big, magnanimous
    not petty in character and mind
  4. adverb
    at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
  5. noun
    a garment size for a large person
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    type of:
    the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
  6. adjective
    fairly large or important in effect; influential
    “played a large role in the negotiations”
    important, significant
    important in effect or meaning
  7. adjective
    conspicuous in position or importance
    “he's very large in financial circles”
    synonyms: big, prominent
    obvious to the eye or mind
  8. adjective
    ostentatiously lofty in style
    “a man given to large talk”
    synonyms: bombastic, declamatory, orotund, tumid, turgid
    given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
  9. adverb
    in a boastful manner
    synonyms: big, boastfully, vauntingly
  10. adverb
    with the wind abaft the beam
    “a ship sailing large
  11. adjective
    in an advanced stage of pregnancy
    synonyms: big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, with child
    carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
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