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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Large  \Large\,  n.  (Mus.) 
  A  musical  note,  formerly  in  use  equal  to  two  longs,  four 
  breves,  or  eight  semibreves. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Large  \Large\,  a.  [Compar.  {Larger};  superl.  {Largest}.]  [F., 
  fr  L.  largus.  Cf  {Largo}.] 
  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. 
 
  Note:  For  linear  dimensions,  and  mere  extent,  great,  and  not 
  large  is  used  as  a  qualifying  word  as  great  length, 
  breadth,  depth;  a  great  distance;  a  great  height. 
 
  2.  Abundant;  ample;  as  a  large  supply  of  provisions. 
 
  We  hare  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  Of  burdens  all  he  set  the  Paynims  large  --Fairfax. 
 
  6.  Unrestrained  by  decorum;  --  said  of  language.  [Obs.] 
  ``Some  large  jests  he  will  make.''  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Prodigal  in  expending;  lavish.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  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},  {Representative  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.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {To  give  go  run,  or  sail  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. 
 
  Syn:  Big  bulky;  huge;  capacious;  comprehensive;  ample; 
  abundant;  plentiful;  populous;  copious;  diffusive; 
  liberal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Large  \Large\,  adv 
  Freely;  licentiously.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  large 
  adj  1:  above  average  in  size  or  number  or  quantity  or  magnitude  or 
  extent;  "a  large  city";  "set  out  for  the  big  city";  "a 
  large  sum";  "a  big  (or  large)  barn";  "a  large  family"; 
  "big  businesses";  "a  big  expenditure";  "a  large  number 
  of  newspapers";  "a  big  group  of  scientists";  "large 
  areas  of  the  world"  [syn:  {big}]  [ant:  {small},  {small}] 
  2:  fairly  large  or  important  in  effect;  influential;  "played  a 
  large  role  in  the  negotiations" 
  3:  large  enough  to  be  visible  to  the  naked  eye  [syn:  {macroscopic}, 
  {macroscopical}]  [ant:  {microscopic}] 
  4:  ostentatiously  lofty  in  style;  "a  man  given  to  large  talk"; 
  "tumid  political  prose"  [syn:  {bombastic},  {declamatory}, 
  {orotund},  {tumid},  {turgid}] 
  5:  generous  and  understanding  and  tolerant;  "a  heart  big  enough 
  to  hold  no  grudges";  "that's  very  big  of  you  to  be  so 
  forgiving";  "a  large  and  generous  spirit";  "a  large 
  heart";  "magnanimous  toward  his  enemies"  [syn:  {big},  {magnanimous}] 
  6:  conspicuous  in  position  or  importance;  "a  big  figure  in  the 
  movement";  "big  man  on  campus";  "he's  very  large  in 
  financial  circles";  "a  prominent  citizen"  [syn:  {big},  {prominent}] 
  7:  having  broad  power  and  range  and  scope;  "taking  the  large 
  view";  "a  large  effect";  "a  large  sympathy" 
  8:  in  an  advanced  stage  of  pregnancy;  "was  big  with  child"; 
  "was  great  with  child"  [syn:  {big(p)},  {enceinte},  {expectant}, 
  {gravid},  {great(p)},  {large(p)},  {heavy(p)},  {with 
  child(p)}] 
  n  :  a  garment  size  for  a  large  person 
  adv  1:  at  a  distance,  wide  of  something  (as  of  a  mark) 
  2:  with  the  wind  abaft  the  beam;  "a  ship  sailing  large" 
  3:  in  a  boastful  manner;  "he  talked  big  all  evening"  [syn:  {boastfully}, 
  {vauntingly},  {big}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Large  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15025 




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