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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.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, →OCLC:, vol.I, New York 2001, p.236:
- The like example I find in Lælius à Fonte Eugubinus, consult. 129 […]. Read in him the story at large.
- 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 or elected position) Having an electorate across multiple districts.
- The city has five city council districts; however, the mayor is elected at large.
- 1991 May 4, Elizabeth Yukins, “City Council Candidates Lobby For The Gay Vote”, in Gay Community News, page 3:
- Although the elections for Boston City Council seats are still seven months away, the race between at-large candidates is beginning to heat up.
- (on the loose): on the run, on the lam
- (in full): entirely, wholly; see also Thesaurus:completely
- (in general): generally; see also Thesaurus:generally
- (US politics):
on the loose
(obsolete in English) in full