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L'ARGE, a larj. [L. largus; Gr. wide, copious, and perhaps with floor.]

1. Big; of great size; bulky; as a large body; a large horse or ox; a large mountain; a large tree; a large ship.

2. Wide; extensive; as a large field or plain; a large extent of territory.

3. Extensive or populous; containing many inhabitants; as a large city or town.

4. Abundant; plentiful; ample; as a large supply of provisions.

5. Copious; diffusive.

I might be very large on the importance and advantages of education.

6. In seamen's language, the wind is large when it crosses the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction, particularly on the beam or quarter.

7. Wide; consisting of much water; as a large river.

8. Liberal; of a great amount; as a large donation.

1. At large, without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large.

2. Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large.

L'ARGE, n. Formerly, a musical note equal to four breves.




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L'ARGE, a larj. [L. largus; Gr. wide, copious, and perhaps with floor.]

1. Big; of great size; bulky; as a large body; a large horse or ox; a large mountain; a large tree; a large ship.

2. Wide; extensive; as a large field or plain; a large extent of territory.

3. Extensive or populous; containing many inhabitants; as a large city or town.

4. Abundant; plentiful; ample; as a large supply of provisions.

5. Copious; diffusive.

I might be very large on the importance and advantages of education.

6. In seamen's language, the wind is large when it crosses the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction, particularly on the beam or quarter.

7. Wide; consisting of much water; as a large river.

8. Liberal; of a great amount; as a large donation.

1. At large, without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large.

2. Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large.

L'ARGE, n. Formerly, a musical note equal to four breves.


LARGE, a. [larj; Fr. large; Sp. Port. and It. largo; Arm. larg; L. largus. The primary sense is to spread, stretch or distend, to diffuse, hence to loosen, to relax; Sp. largar, to loosen, to slacken, as a rope. Class Lr. It seems to be connected with Gr. λαυρος, wide, copious, and perhaps with floor, W. llawr, and with llawer, much, many. In Basque, larria, is gross, and larritu, to grow.]

  1. Big; of great size; bulky; as, a large body; a large horse or ox; a large mountain; a large tree; a large ship.
  2. Wide; extensive; as, a large field or plain; a large extent of territory.
  3. Extensive or populous; containing many inhabitants; as, a large city or town.
  4. Abundant; plentiful; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
  5. Copious; diffusive. I might be very large on the importance and advantages of education. – Felton.
  6. In seamen's language, the wind is large when it crosses the line of a ships course in a favorable direction, particularly on the beam or quarter. – Encyc.
  7. Wide; consisting of much water; as, a large river.
  8. Liberal; of a great amount; as, a large donation. At large, without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large. #2. Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; to discourse on a subject at large.

LARGE, n.

Formerly, a musical note equal to four breves. – Busby.


Large
  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.

    * 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. Freely; licentiously.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  3. A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.
  4. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.

    We have yet large day. Milton.

  5. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.

    I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education. Felton.

  6. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart.
  7. Free; unembarrassed.

    [Obs.]

    Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. Fairfax.

  8. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language.

    [Obs.] "Some large jests he will make." Shak.
  9. Prodigal in expending; lavish.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  10. 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.

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Large

L'ARGE, a larj. [Latin largus; Gr. wide, copious, and perhaps with floor.]

1. Big; of great size; bulky; as a large body; a large horse or ox; a large mountain; a large tree; a large ship.

2. Wide; extensive; as a large field or plain; a large extent of territory.

3. Extensive or populous; containing many inhabitants; as a large city or town.

4. Abundant; plentiful; ample; as a large supply of provisions.

5. Copious; diffusive.

I might be very large on the importance and advantages of education.

6. In seamen's language, the wind is large when it crosses the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction, particularly on the beam or quarter.

7. Wide; consisting of much water; as a large river.

8. Liberal; of a great amount; as a large donation.

1. At large without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large

2. Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large

L'ARGE, noun Formerly, a musical note equal to four breves.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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