1. [ adjective ] above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Synonyms: big

"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"

Related terms: significant
3. [ adjective ] conspicuous in position or importance
Synonyms: big prominent

"a big figure in the movement" "big man on campus" "he's very large in financial circles" "a prominent citizen"

Related terms: conspicuous
4. [ adjective ] generous and understanding and tolerant
Synonyms: big magnanimous

"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"

Related terms: generous
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"

Related terms: pregnant
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"

Related terms: rhetorical
8. [ adjective ] large enough to be visible to the naked eye
Synonyms: macroscopical macroscopic
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"

Related terms: comprehensive
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3444
13. [ noun ] (clothing) a garment size for a large person
Related terms: size
Similar spelling:   Laurice