Large

Definition of Large

Pronunciation: lärj
a.1.Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; - opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.
2.Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
We have yet large day.
- Milton.
3.Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
- Felton.
4.Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; - said of the mind and heart.
5.Free; unembarrassed.
Of burdens all he set the Paynims large.
- Fairfax.
6.Unrestrained by decorum; - said of language.
7.Prodigal in expending; lavish.
8.(Naut.) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction; - said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
At large
a - Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large.
b - Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large.
Common at large
See under Common, n.
Electors at large
electors, or a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to represent particular districts in a State.
To give large
(Naut.) to have the wind crossing the direction of a vessel's course in such a way that the sails feel its full force, and the vessel gains its highest speed. See Large, a., 8.
adv.1.Freely; licentiously.
n.1.(Mus.) A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.

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