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- (idiomatic) On the loose; roaming freely; not confined.
- For a nervous twenty-four hours, three wanted criminals were at large in the city.
- The ambassador-at-large was designated to the Middle East as a region, rather than to a specific country.
- (obsolete) In full, fully.
- In general; as a whole.
- Some people support the measure, but the community at large will probably be against it.
- (US, politics, of an election) Having an electorate across multiple districts.
- The city has five city council districts; however, the mayor is elected at large.
on the loose
having an electorate across multiple districts