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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English large, from Old French large, from Latin larga, feminine of largus (abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much). Displaced Middle English stoor, stour (large, great) (from Old English stōr) and muchel (large, great) (from Old English myċel).

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large (comparative larger, superlative largest)

  1. Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity:
      We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke.
    Russia is a large country.   The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size.   He has a large collection of stamps.
  2. (obsolete) Abundant; ample.
    • Milton
      We have yet large day.
  3. (archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
    • Felton
      I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
  4. (obsolete) Free; unencumbered.
    • Fairfax
      Of burdens all he set the Paynims large.
  5. (obsolete) Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
    • Shakespeare
      Some large jests he will make.
  6. (nautical) 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.

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Noun[edit]

large

  1. (music, obsolete) An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
  2. (obsolete) Liberality, generosity.
  3. (slang, plural: large) A thousand dollars.
    Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French large, from Latin largus, larga, largum (abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [laʁʒ]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: larges
  • Hyphenation: large

Adjective[edit]

large (masculine and feminine, plural larges)

  1. wide, broad
  2. large
  3. generous

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French large, from Latin largus (abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much).

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large (epicene, plural larges)

  1. wide

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large m (plural larges)

  1. open sea

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large (comparative largius, superlative largissime)

  1. munificently, generously, liberally.
  2. abundantly, copiously.
  3. to a great extent.

Adjective[edit]

large

  1. vocative masculine singular of largus