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Large means the size of an item, such as clothing, that falls between medium and extra-large. If you realize your size has changed from medium to large, it might be time to cut back on the cupcakes.

Something that is above average in size or number can be described with the adjective large. Your large collection of bottle caps, which covers the walls of three rooms in your house, is a perfect example. Large also describes something that covers a broad spectrum or scope. You might love being an American studies major because your classes cover a large range of topics.

Definitions of large
  1. adjective

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

    “a
    large city”
    “a
    large sum”
    “a
    large family”
    “a
    large number of newspapers”
    large areas of the world”
    synonyms:
    big

    ample, sizable, sizeable

    fairly large
    astronomic, astronomical, galactic

    inconceivably large
    bear-sized

    large as a bear
    bigger, larger

    large or big relative to something else
    biggish, largish

    somewhat large
    blown-up, enlarged

    as of a photograph; made larger
    bouffant, puffy

    being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
    broad, spacious, wide

    very large in expanse or scope
    bulky

    of large size for its weight
    capacious

    large in capacity
    colossal, prodigious, stupendous

    so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    deep

    large in quantity or size
    double

    large enough for two
    enormous, tremendous

    extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
    cosmic

    inconceivably extended in space or time
    elephantine, gargantuan, giant, jumbo

    of great mass; huge and bulky
    epic, heroic, larger-than-life

    very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    extended, extensive

    large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    gigantic, mammoth

    so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
    great

    relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    grand

    large and impressive in physical size or extent
    Brobdingnagian, huge, immense, vast

    unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
    hulking, hulky

    of great size and bulk
    banging, humongous, thumping, walloping, whopping

    (used informally) very large
    king-size, king-sized

    extra large
    large-mouthed

    having a relatively large mouth
    large-scale

    unusually large in scope
    large-scale

    constructed or drawn to a big scale
    full-size, life-size, life-sized, lifesize

    being of the same size as an original
    macroscopic, macroscopical

    large enough to be visible with the naked eye
    macro

    very large in scale or scope or capability
    man-sized

    very large; appropriate to the size of a man
    massive, monolithic, monumental

    imposing in size or bulk or solidity
    massive

    imposing in scale or scope or degree or power
    medium-large

    of anything that is large but not the largest
    monstrous

    abnormally large
    mountainous

    like a mountain in size and impressiveness
    outsize, outsized, oversize, oversized

    larger than normal for its kind
    overlarge, too large

    excessively large
    plumping

    very large; of exceptional size for its kind
    queen-size, queen-sized

    (used especially of beds) not as large as king-size
    rangy

    allowing ample room for ranging
    super

    extremely large
    titanic

    of great force or power
    volumed

    formed or rising in rounded masses
    voluminous

    large in volume or bulk
    whacking

    (British informal) enormous
    wide-ranging

    including much
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    Antonyms:

    little, small

    limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    atomic

    immeasurably small
    subatomic

    of smaller than atomic dimensions
    bantam, diminutive, flyspeck, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny

    very small
    bittie, bitty, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, teensy, teensy-weensy, teentsy, teeny, teeny-weeny, wee, weensy, weeny

    (used informally) very small
    dinky

    small and insignificant
    dwarfish

    atypically small
    elfin, elflike

    small and delicate
    gnomish

    used of small deformed creatures
    half-size

    half the usual or regular size
    infinitesimal, minute

    infinitely or immeasurably small
    lesser

    smaller in size or amount or value
    microscopic, microscopical

    so small as to be invisible without a microscope
    micro

    extremely small in scale or scope or capability
    miniature

    being on a very small scale
    miniscule, minuscule

    very small
    olive-sized

    about the size of an olive
    pocket-size, pocket-sized, pocketable

    small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    puny, runty, shrimpy

    (used especially of persons) of inferior size
    slender, slim

    small in quantity
    littler, smaller

    small or little relative to something else
    smallish

    rather small
    small-scale

    created or drawn on a small scale
    undersize, undersized

    smaller than normal for its kind
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  2. adjective

    having broad power and range and scope

    “taking the
    large view”
    “a
    large effect”
    “a
    large sympathy”
    Synonyms:

    comprehensive, overarching

    including all or everything
  3. adjective

    generous and understanding and tolerant

    “a
    large and generous spirit”
    “a
    large heart”
    synonyms:
    big, magnanimous

    generous

    not petty in character and mind
  4. adverb

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

  5. noun

    a garment size for a large person

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    type of:

    size

    the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

  6. adjective

    fairly large or important in effect; influential

    “played a
    large role in the negotiations”
    Synonyms:

    important, significant

    important in effect or meaning
  7. adjective

    conspicuous in position or importance

    “he’s very
    large in financial circles”
    synonyms:
    big, prominent

    conspicuous

    obvious to the eye or mind
  8. adjective

    ostentatiously lofty in style

    “a man given to
    large talk”
    synonyms:
    bombastic, declamatory, orotund, tumid, turgid

    rhetorical

    given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
  9. adverb

    in a boastful manner

    synonyms:
    big, boastfully, vauntingly

  10. adverb

    with the wind abaft the beam

    “a ship sailing
    large

  11. adjective

    in an advanced stage of pregnancy

    synonyms:
    big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, heavy, with child

    pregnant

    carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

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