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Large appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • A large fawn jumped quickly over white zinc boxes. (41 letters)
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Usage statistics for the adjective large:

spoken English22.91%written English77.09% conversational speech20.22%task-oriented speech79.78% imaginative writing31.41%informational writing68.59%
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Large is sometimes a misspelling of larger.

The word large is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective large

What does large mean as an attribute of a noun?

Large is the 7th most common adjective. It is used mostly in writing, being the 7th most common adjective in written English.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: larger | largest

  1. above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  2. fairly large or important in effect; influential
  3. ostentatiously lofty in style
  4. generous and understanding and tolerant
  5. conspicuous in position or importance
  6. having broad power and range and scope
    • examples: taking the large view | a large effect | a large sympathy
    • similar: comprehensive
  7. in an advanced stage of pregnancy

Definition of the adverb large

What does large mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
  2. with the wind abaft the beam
    • example: a ship sailing large
  3. in a boastful manner

Definition of the noun large

What does large mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: larges

  1. a garment size for a large person
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: size = the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements


  1. "Large" a.k.a. "Garden State" is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a 26-year-old actor/waiter who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. Braff based the film on his real life experiences.
  2. "Large" is a 2001 feature film directed by Justin Edgar for FilmFour.


Who is Large?

Large a.k.a. Stu Riley is an actor.


Large, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, along Route 51 and Peters Creek. It is the former site of the Large Distillery, former home of Old Overholt whiskey. The distillery site was converted by the Noble J. Dick Corporation, also headquartered in Large, into a research facility for Westinghouse. The Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Company built a town there, to house the miners working in its coal mine.


  1. LARGE: Glycosyltransferase-like protein LARGE1 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the LARGE gene.
  2. Large is an English surname, with variants including, but not limited to Lardge, Lurge, and Larg. Its meaning is variable, though it may derive from the Norman French adjective, large, as it is found in the surname "le Large" in English records dating back as far as the 13th century.
  3. Large a.k.a. like-glycosyltransferase is a gene.
    • also known as acetylglucosaminyltransferase-like protein, OTTHUMP00000028624

Phrases with Large

Phrases starting with the word Large:

  1. large cap
  2. large-cap
  3. Large Blue
  4. Large Mole
  5. Large Bowel
  6. Large Camas
  7. large civet
  8. Large Heath
  9. large order
  10. large white
  11. large-scale

Phrases ending with the word Large:

  1. at large
  2. Go Large
  3. too large
  4. bulk large
  5. Live Large
  6. loom large
  7. writ large
  8. extra large
  9. by and large

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Large

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Google previewElectricity, for Public Schools and Colleges (1889)

by Walter Larden

The word large means very great compared with the distance between the spheres ; the word small means very small compared with the same. Measurement of Quantity ; unit Quantity. — It was said that in magnetism (see Chapter III.

Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Large is an adjective. Larger is an adjective. Largest is an adjective. 5igr is an adjective. Bigger is an adjective. Biggest is an adjective. Slow is an adjective.

Google previewA Rhetorical Grammar of the English Language (1870)

rhetorically, large is used as an adjunct of the subject, buildings, to which, its relation is shown by position only ; therefore, grammatically, large is a descriptive common Adjective. Large is a descriptive common Adjective of quantity indefinite.

Google previewAsset Management (2014)

A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing by Andrew Ang

Size is a twoedged sword for Norway, and being large means smallscale alpha opportunities do almost nothing for the overall portfolio. If you're an endowment, perhaps you can't afford big losses because your university will have trouble ...

Google previewThe Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce, with Large Additions and Improvements, Adapting the Same to the Present State of British Affairs in America Since the Last Treaty of Peace Made in the Year 1763; with Great Variety of New Remarks and Illustrations Incorporated Throughout the Whole: Together with Every Thing Essential that is Contained in Savary's Dictionary: Also, All the Material Laws of Trade and Navigation Relating to These Kingdoms and the Customs and Usages to which All Traders are Subject (1774)

by Malachy Postlethwayt

For the further speculation of the ingenious merchant, remitter, and moneyed man, we will give a few more examples from the London course in the preceding large diagram, and upon such places where the profit is seldom less than what ...

Google previewThe Gardeners and Florists Dictionary, Or a Complete System of Horticulture: ... To which is Added, A Catalogue of Curious Trees, Plants and Fruits, ... In Two Volumes. By Philip Miller ... (1724)

by Philip Miller

Large Red Dutch Currant Common Red Currant Late Red Currant Murrey, or Champaigne Black Currant Strip'd Currant Currant with Gooseberry-Leaves English-wild Currant. Several fine Sorts of Goose- Berries. T Arge Green Early J-J Large ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

and yet some teachers effectively manage large classes in which students learn successfully. Class size in itself does not necessarily have a negative impact on the quality of teaching and learning. What matters is teachers« and students« ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

In the large intestine, the emphasis is on elimination, though a bit of assimilation does take place—principally electrolytes like sodium and potassium and a few ...

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Usage statistics about large

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective large:

spoken English22.91%written English77.09% conversational speech20.22%task-oriented speech79.78% imaginative writing31.41%informational writing68.59%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective large:


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Quotes about Large

If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness. (Sarah McLachlan)
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Scrabble value of L1A1R1G2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LARGE

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