- (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 54573970 ↗:, 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) Having an electorate across multiple districts.
- The city has five city council districts; however, the mayor is elected at large.
- (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)
- French: en liberté, en cavale (colloquial)
- German: auf freiem Fuß, in Freiheit, frei umherbewegend, frei umherziehend, ungebunden
- Russian: на свобо́де, на во́ле
- Spanish: suelto, prófugo
- French: en général, dans son ensemble
- German: im Großen und Ganzen, im Allgemeinen, insgesamt, im Ganzen, als Ganzes
- Italian: in generale
- Russian: в о́бщем
- Spanish: en general
- German: über die Einzelwahlkreise hinaus