|1.||[ adjective ] above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent|
"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"
|Related terms:||small small great bigger brobdingnagian huge enormous biggest extensive gigantic elephantine massive epic monstrous bulky colossal voluminous ample outsize mountainous broad overlarge full-size large-scale life-size titanic bouffant plumping wide-ranging astronomic humongous wide-ranging massive rangy queen-size cosmic whacking super blown-up hulking capacious volumed king-size deep large-scale biggish macro double man-sized blown-up banner size|
|2.||[ adjective ] fairly large or important in effect; influential|
"played a large role in the negotiations"
|3.||[ adjective ] conspicuous in position or importance|
"a big figure in the movement" "big man on campus" "he's very large in financial circles" "a prominent citizen"
|4.||[ adjective ] generous and understanding and tolerant|
"a heart big enough to hold no grudges" "that's very big of you to be so forgiving" "a large and generous spirit" "a large heart" "magnanimous toward his enemies"
|5.||[ adjective ] in an advanced stage of pregnancy|
|Synonyms:||gravid enceinte expectant great heavy with_child big|
"was big with child" "was great with child"
|6.||[ adverb ] at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)|
|7.||[ adjective ] ostentatiously lofty in style|
|Synonyms:||declamatory orotund tumid turgid bombastic|
"a man given to large talk" "tumid political prose"
|8.||[ adjective ] large enough to be visible to the naked eye|
|Related terms:||microscopic megascopic|
|9.||[ adverb ] in a boastful manner|
|Synonyms:||boastfully big vauntingly|
"he talked big all evening"
|Related terms:||boastful big|
|10.||[ adverb ] (nautical) with the wind abaft the beam|
"a ship sailing large"
|11.||[ adjective ] having broad power and range and scope|
"taking the large view" "a large effect" "a large sympathy"
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3444|
|13.||[ noun ] (clothing) a garment size for a large person|