large

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.

Primary Meanings of large

1.
adjadvn
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
a garment size for a large person
2.
adj
fairly large or important in effect; influential
3.
adjadv
ostentatiously lofty in style
in a boastful manner
4.
adv
with the wind abaft the beam
5.
adj
in an advanced stage of pregnancy
Full Definitions of large
1

adj 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
bear-sized
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
bulky
of large size for its weight
capacious
large in capacity
colossal, prodigious, stupendous
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
deep
large in quantity or size
double
large enough for two
enormous, tremendous
extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
cosmic
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
great
relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
grand
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
large-mouthed
having a relatively large mouth
large-scale
unusually large in scope
large-scale
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
macro
very large in scale or scope or capability
man-sized
very large; appropriate to the size of a man
massive, monolithic, monumental
imposing in size or bulk or solidity
massive
imposing in scale or scope or degree or power
medium-large
of anything that is large but not the largest
monstrous
abnormally large
mountainous
like a mountain in size and impressiveness
outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized
larger than normal for its kind
overlarge, too large
excessively large
plumping
very large; of exceptional size for its kind
queen-size, queen-sized
(used especially of beds) not as large as king-size
rangy
allowing ample room for ranging
super
extremely large
titanic
of great force or power
volumed
formed or rising in rounded masses
voluminous
large in volume or bulk
whacking
(British informal) enormous
wide-ranging
including much
Antonyms:
little, small
limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
atomic
immeasurably small
subatomic
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
dinky
small and insignificant
dwarfish
atypically small
elfin, elflike
small and delicate
gnomish
used of small deformed creatures
half-size
half the usual or regular size
infinitesimal, minute
infinitely or immeasurably small
lesser
smaller in size or amount or value
microscopic, microscopical
so small as to be invisible without a microscope
micro
extremely small in scale or scope or capability
miniature
being on a very small scale
miniscule, minuscule
very small
olive-sized
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
smallish
rather small
small-scale
created or drawn on a small scale
undersize, undersized
smaller than normal for its kind
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adj having broad power and range and scope

“taking the large view”
“a large effect”
“a large sympathy”
Synonyms:
comprehensive
including all or everything

adj generous and understanding and tolerant

“a large and generous spirit”
“a large heart”
Synonyms:
big, magnanimous
generous
not petty in character and mind

adv at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)

n a garment size for a large person

Type of:
size
the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
2

adj fairly large or important in effect; influential

“played a large role in the negotiations”
Synonyms:
important, significant
important in effect or meaning

adj conspicuous in position or importance

“he's very large in financial circles”
Synonyms:
big, prominent
conspicuous
obvious to the eye or mind
3

adj ostentatiously lofty in style

“a man given to large talk”
Synonyms:
bombastic, declamatory, orotund, tumid, turgid
rhetorical
given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

adv in a boastful manner

Synonyms:
big, boastfully, vauntingly
4

adv with the wind abaft the beam

“a ship sailing large
5

adj in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Synonyms:
big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, with child
pregnant
carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

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