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EN[lɑːdʒ] [lɑɹdʒ] [-ɑː(ɹ)dʒ]
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  • Large means of great size.
  • Large may also refer to:
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    Definition of large in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlarges
    1. (music) OBS An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
      1. OBS Liberality, generosity.
        1. SLA (plural: large) A thousand dollars/pounds.
          1. Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.
        2. A large serving of something.
          1. One small coffee and two larges, please.
      2. AdjectiveCOMlargerSUPlargest
        1. Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
          1. 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.
        2. OBS Abundant; ample.
          1. (archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
            1. OBS Free; unencumbered.
              1. OBS Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
                1. (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.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • By way of armoury and utensils, I took a revolver, a little spirit-lamp and pan, a lantern and some halfpenny candles, a jack-knife and a large leather flask.
                    • Energy policy will loom large in the policy decisions of the new government.
                    • "An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit/Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit" (Tommy, Rudyard Kipling 1890)
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Large and square-headed, fatuously complacent, pot-bellied, spade-handed and dumpy-footed, for all the world presenting the appearance of animated jelly.
                    • Large swathes will be affected by the tax increase.
                    • Large office blocks and shopping streets are being put up with not even an awning to protect the head of the shop-goer from the sweltering Persian sun.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • The city has five city council districts; however, the mayor is elected at large.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
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                      2. en larger
                      3. en largely
                      4. en largest
                      5. en largeness
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                      Meaning of large for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "large" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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