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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English large, from Old French large, from Latin larga, feminine of largus (abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much). Mostly displaced Middle English stoor, stour (large, great) (from Old English stōr) and muchel (large, great) (from Old English myċel).

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AdjectiveEdit

large (comparative larger, superlative largest)

  1. Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke.
    Russia is a large country.   The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size.   He has a large collection of stamps.
  2. (obsolete) Abundant; ample.
    • Milton
      We have yet large day.
  3. (archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
    • Felton
      I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
  4. (obsolete) Free; unencumbered.
    • Fairfax
      Of burdens all he set the Paynims large.
  5. (obsolete) Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
    • Shakespeare
      Some large jests he will make.
  6. (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.

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NounEdit

large (countable and uncountable, plural larges)

  1. (music, obsolete) An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
  2. (obsolete) Liberality, generosity.
  3. (slang, plural: large) A thousand dollars/pounds.
    Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.
  4. A large serving of something.
    One small coffee and two larges, please.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French large, from Latin largus, larga, largum (abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

large (plural larges)

  1. wide, broad
  2. large
  3. generous

NounEdit

large m (plural larges)

  1. open sea
  2. width

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DescendantsEdit
  • Antillean Creole: laj
  • Haitian Creole: laj
  • Karipúna Creole French: laj
  • Louisiana Creole French: laj, larj

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LatinEdit

AdverbEdit

largē (comparative largius, superlative largissimē)

  1. munificently, generously, liberally.
  2. abundantly, copiously.
  3. to a great extent.

AdjectiveEdit

large

  1. vocative masculine singular of largus

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French large, from Latin largus (abundant, plentiful, copious, large, much).

AdjectiveEdit

large m, f

  1. (Jersey) wide

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NounEdit

large m (plural larges)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) open sea, deep sea

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • larc (Roman de Renard, "wide")

EtymologyEdit

From Latin largus, larga.

AdjectiveEdit

large m (oblique and nominative feminine singular large)

  1. generous
  2. large; big
  3. wide (when used to differentiate between height, width and length)

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