• enPR: lärjʹ-li, IPA: /ˈlɑɹdʒli/
    • (AU) IPA: [ˈlaːdʒ.li]
    • (British) IPA: [ˈlɑːdʒ.li]
    • (America) IPA: [ˈlɑɹdʒ.li]

largely (comparative largelier, superlative largeliest)

  1. In a widespread or large manner.
  2. For the most part; mainly or chiefly.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page vii:
      Herbarium material does not, indeed, allow one to extrapolate safely: what you see is what you get; what you get is classical alpha-taxonomy which is, very largely and for sound reasons, in disrepute today.
    They were largely successful in their efforts.
  3. On a large scale; amply.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 2
      Usually there was a jug of one or other decoction standing on the hob, from which he drank largely.
      "Grand!" he said, smacking his lips after wormwood. "Grand!" And he exhorted the children to try.
  4. (obsolete) Fully, at great length.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.ii:
      It ill beseemes a knight of gentle sort, / Such as ye haue him boasted, to beguile / A simple mayd, and worke so haynous tort, / In shame of knighthood, as I largely can report.
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  • Russian: оби́льно

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