large (comparative larger, superlative largest)
- 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.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 5”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- 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.
- 1598–1599 (first performance), William Shakespeare, “Much Adoe about Nothing”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iii]:
- 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.
- (nautical) Before the wind.