What is large?

  • (noun): A garment size for a large person.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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 (meaning "generous" or "big" ), as it is found in the surname "le Large" in English records dating back as far as the 13th century. Harrison's work on English surnames gives the following: "LARGE (adjectival: French, Latin) BIG; GENEROUS abundant, liberal]"

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Lisa Lopes - Personal Life
... Lopes had several large tattoos ... Most prominent was a large eagle on her left arm, which she said represented freedom ... On her upper right arm was a large tattoo of the name Parron, for her late stepbrother who died in a boating accident, arching over a large tattoo of a pierced heart ...
Derivative (finance) - Criticism - Risk
... also List of trading losses The use of derivatives can result in large losses because of the use of leverage, or borrowing ... Derivatives allow investors to earn large returns from small movements in the underlying asset's price ... However, investors could lose large amounts if the price of the underlying moves against them significantly ...
Duck - Ecology - Predators
... easy prey not only for predatory birds but also large fish like pike, crocodilians, and other aquatic hunters, including fish-eating birds such as herons ... brooding females may be caught unaware on the nest by mammals, such as foxes, or large birds, such as hawks or eagles ... Adult ducks are fast fliers, but may be caught on the water by large aquatic predators including big fish such as the North American muskie and the European pike ...
Ballarat - Economy - Service Industries
... As a major service centre for the populous goldfields region, Ballarat has large sectors of employment in business including retail, professional services and trades as well as state and ... better known as Wendouree Village, with a large number of specialty stores ... of Ballarat which exports education through a large international students program and throughout Australia through distance education programs ...
... The lake is large enough that it could not be blockaded from the land easily, and the city was large enough to make any attempt to reach the harbour from shore-based ... Large gates on the three landbound sides of the walls provided the only entrance to the city ...

More definitions of "large":

  • (adj): Having broad power and range and scope.
    Example: "Taking the large view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
  • (adj): Generous and understanding and tolerant.
    Example: "A large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"
    Synonyms: big, magnanimous
  • (adj): Conspicuous in position or importance.
    Example: "He's very large in financial circles"
    Synonyms: big, prominent
  • (adj): Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent.
    Example: "A large city"; "a large sum"; "a large family"; "a large number of newspapers"; "large areas of the world"
    Synonyms: big
  • (adj): Fairly large or important in effect; influential.
    Example: "Played a large role in the negotiations"
  • (adv): At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark).
  • (adv): With the wind abaft the beam.
    Example: "A ship sailing large"

Famous quotes containing the word large:

    The artistic temperament is a disease that affects amateurs.... Artists of a large and wholesome vitality get rid of their art easily, as they breathe easily or perspire easily. But in artists of less force, the thing becomes a pressure, and produces a definite pain, which is called the artistic temperament.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    Guilt plays a large part in my life.
    Christine Zajac, U.S. fifth-grade teacher. As quoted in Among Schoolchildren, “September” section, part 3, by Tracy Kidder (1989)