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larger


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  larger 
  adj  :  large  or  big  relative  to  something  else  [syn:  {bigger}] 




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