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From Middle English large, from Old French large, from Latin larga, feminine of largus (“abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much”). Mostly displaced Middle English stoor, stour (“large, great”) (from Old English stōr) and muchel (“large, great”) (from Old English myċel).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɑːd͡ʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɑɹd͡ʒ/
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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)dʒ
- Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
- Russia is a large country. The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size. He has a large collection of stamps.
- (obsolete) Abundant; ample.
- We have yet large day.
- (archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
- I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
- (obsolete) Free; unencumbered.
- Of burdens all he set the Paynims large.
- (obsolete) Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
- Some large jests he will make.
- (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.
- (music, obsolete) An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
- (obsolete) Liberality, generosity.
- (slang, plural: large) A thousand dollars/pounds.
- Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.
- A large serving of something.
- One small coffee and two larges, please.
- large in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- large in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
From Old French large, from Latin largus, larga, largum (“abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much”). The feminine is inherited, but for the masculine, Latin largum (the masculine and neuter accusative) developed into Old French larc, which was discarded.
large (plural larges)
large m (plural larges)
- Antillean Creole: laj
- Haitian Creole: laj
- Karipúna Creole French: laj
- Louisiana Creole French: laj, larj
- “large” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- large in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- large in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
large m, f
large m (plural larges)
- larc (Roman de Renard, "wide")
large m (oblique and nominative feminine singular large)