Larger

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Large \Large\ (l[aum]rj), adjective [Compar. {Larger} (l[aum]r"j[~e]r); superl. {Largest}.] [F., fr. L. largus. Cf. {Largo}.]

1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; -- opposed to {small}; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.

Note: For linear dimensions, and mere extent, great, and not large, is used as a qualifying word; as, great length, breadth, depth; a great distance; a great height.

2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.

We have yet large day. --Milton.

3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.

I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education. --Felton.

4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart.

5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.]

Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax.

6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.] "Some large jests he will make." --Shak.

7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

8. (Naut.) 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.

{At large}. (a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large. (b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject at large.

{Common at large}. See under {Common}, noun

{Electors at large}, {Representative at large}, electors, or a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to represent particular districts in a State. [U. S.]

{To give large}, {To go large}, {To run large}, or {To sail large} (Naut.), to have the wind crossing the direction of a vessel's course in such a way that the sails feel its full force, and the vessel gains its highest speed. See {Large}, adjective, 8.

Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample; abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive; liberal.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

larger

adjective

1: large or big relative to something else [syn: {bigger}, {larger}]


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