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 for large
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Large \Large\ (l[aum]rj), a. [Compar. Larger (l[aum]r"j[~e]r);
     superl. Largest.] [F., fr. L. largus. Cf. Largo.]
     1. Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk,
        capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of
        constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; --
        opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or
        room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large
        vineyard; a large army; a large city.
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     Note: For linear dimensions, and mere extent, great, and not
           large, is used as a qualifying word; as, great length,
           breadth, depth; a great distance; a great height.
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     2. Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
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              We have yet large day.                --Milton.
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     3. Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
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              I might be very large upon the importance and
              advantages of education.              --Felton.
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     4. Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad
        sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said
        of the mind and heart.
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     5. Free; unembarrassed. [Obs.]
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              Of burdens all he set the Paynims large. --Fairfax.
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     6. Unrestrained by decorum; -- said of language. [Obs.] "Some
        large jests he will make." --Shak.
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     7. Prodigal in expending; lavish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     8. (Naut.) 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.
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     At large.
        (a) Without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large;
            to be left at large.
        (b) Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; as, to discourse
            on a subject at large.
  
     Common at large. See under Common, n.
  
     Electors at large, Representative at large, electors, or
        a representative, as in Congress, chosen to represent the
        whole of a State, in distinction from those chosen to
        represent particular districts in a State. [U. S.]
  
     To give large, To go large, To run large, or To sail
     large (Naut.), to have the wind crossing the direction of a
        vessel's course in such a way that the sails feel its full
        force, and the vessel gains its highest speed. See
        Large, a., 8.
  
     Syn: Big; bulky; huge; capacious; comprehensive; ample;
          abundant; plentiful; populous; copious; diffusive;
          liberal.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Large \Large\, adv.
     Freely; licentiously. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Large \Large\, n. (Mus.)
     A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four
     breves, or eight semibreves.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  large
      adv 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; "he talked big all evening" [syn:
         boastfully, vauntingly, big, large]
      adj 1: above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude
             or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a
             large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family";
             "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of
             newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of
             the world" [syn: large, big] [ant: little, small]
      2: fairly large or important in effect; influential; "played a
         large role in the negotiations"
      3: ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk";
         "tumid political prose" [syn: bombastic, declamatory,
         large, orotund, tumid, turgid]
      4: generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough
         to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so
         forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart";
         "magnanimous toward his enemies" [syn: big, large,
         magnanimous]
      5: conspicuous in position or importance; "a big figure in the
         movement"; "big man on campus"; "he's very large in financial
         circles"; "a prominent citizen" [syn: big, large,
         prominent]
      6: having broad power and range and scope; "taking the large
         view"; "a large effect"; "a large sympathy"
      7: in an advanced stage of pregnancy; "was big with child"; "was
         great with child" [syn: big(p), enceinte, expectant,
         gravid, great(p), large(p), heavy(p), with
         child(p)]
      n 1: a garment size for a large person

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "large":
     Brobdingnagian, Gargantuan, adipose, altogether, ample,
     amplitudinous, as a whole, astronomical, at large, at liberty,
     awesome, beamy, beneficent, big, bighearted, boundless, bounteous,
     bountiful, brawny, broad, bulky, bull, bumper, burly, capacious,
     charitable, chiefly, chunky, colossal, considerable, corpulent,
     cosmic, eleemosynary, elephantine, eminently, enormous, excessive,
     exorbitant, extensive, extravagant, extreme, fat, free, freehanded,
     freehearted, galactic, gargantuan, generally, generous, gigantic,
     giving, good, goodly, gracious, grand, great, greathearted,
     handsome, healthy, heavy, hefty, hospitable, huge, humongous,
     husky, immeasurable, immense, immoderate, imposingly, in a body,
     in general, in the main, infinite, inordinate, jumbo, kind,
     king-size, large-scale, largehearted, lavish, liberal, magnanimous,
     mainly, major, mammoth, man-sized, massive, massy, monster,
     monstrous, monumental, mountainous, munificent, muscular, numerous,
     obese, on the loose, open, open-handed, openhanded, openhearted,
     outsize, overgrown, overweight, philanthropic, portly, princely,
     prodigious, profuse, prominently, rotund, sizable, sizeable, solid,
     spacious, staggering, stintless, stocky, stout, strapping,
     stupendous, sturdy, substantial, tall, thickset, tidy, titanic,
     tremendous, unconfined, unfettered, ungrudging, unrestrained,
     unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, vast, voluminous,
     weighty, wide
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LARGE. Broad; extensive; unconfined. The opposite of strict, narrow, or 
  confined. At large, at liberty. 
  
  

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