(noun, adjective, adverb)


1. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

- a large city

- a large sum

- a big (or large) barn

Similar word(s): ample, sizable, sizeable, astronomic, astronomical, galactic, bigger, larger, biggish, largish, enlarged, bouffant, puffy, broad, spacious, wide, bulky, capacious, colossal, prodigious, stupendous, deep, double, enormous, tremendous, cosmic, elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo, epic, heroic, extended, extensive, gigantic, mammoth, great, grand, brobdingnagian, huge, immense, vast, hulking, hulky, banging, humongous, thumping, walloping, whopping, lifesize, macroscopic, macroscopical, macro, massive, monolithic, monumental, monstrous, mountainous, outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized, overlarge, plumping, rangy, super, titanic, volumed, voluminous, whacking, big

2. fairly large or important in effect; influential

- played a large role in the negotiations

Similar word(s): important, significant

3. ostentatiously lofty in style; pompous; pretentious

- a man given to large talk

Similar word(s): rhetorical, bombastic, declamatory, orotund, tumid, turgid

4. generous and understanding and tolerant

- a large and generous spirit

- a large heart

Similar word(s): generous, big, magnanimous

5. noticeable in position or importance

- he's very large in financial circles

Similar word(s): conspicuous, big, prominent

6. having broad power and range and scope

- taking the large view

- a large effect

- a large sympathy

Similar word(s): comprehensive

7. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Similar word(s): pregnant, big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy

Sentences with large as an adjective:

- Russia is a large country.


1. at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)

2. with the wind abaft the beam

- a ship sailing large

3. in a boastful manner

Similar word(s): big, boastfully, vauntingly


1. a garment size for a large person

Definition categories: attribute, size

Sentences with large as a noun:

- Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.

- One small coffee and two larges, please.