Large is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand large (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use large in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of large, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of large, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
EXAMPLES - Large in a Sentence
- And this expedition is what you call a large affair, Big. (source)
- The definition of the term large volume depends on the decade, he added. (source)
- "Get samples to test, and make the label large enough for your bar code," (source)
- Beyond the basics of the article I'd question the use of the word "large". (source)
- And at the same time what we're also doing is we're licensing what we call large affinity groups. (source)
- What we did see is a lot of what we call large deals and we classify those as being over $400,000. (source)
- They had to throw out what they called large amounts of circumstantial or illegally obtained evidence. (source)
- Brighton till they reached the river Yarra, which they described as a large fresh-water stream, but without naming it. (source)
- Mishmees said, by this animal, which they describe as a large Hog, but which I should rather take to be a kind of Deer. (source)
- IV. i.53 (297,5) [word too large] So he uses _large jests_ in this play, for _licentious, not restrained within due bounds_. (source)
- Medvedev said Thursday Russia is gravely concerned by what he calls the "large number of people dying" in the Syrian uprising. (source)
- And the current inventory of houses for sale in central Maryland is about 19,000 units, which he characterized as a large number. (source)
- Turns out, when SWAT went inside, the apartment was empty, but officers did find what they call a large quantity of heroin inside. (source)
- PRICE CUTS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is trumpeting what it calls a large round of price-cutting on all of its products, including food. (source)
- It includes some of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in its membership which it describes as a large and diverse range of New (source)
- After noticing the smell of pot, they obtained a search warrant and found what they described as a large indoor pot growing operation. (source)
- The other piece of good news is that I think the number of what we classify as large deals close to tripled over the same period last year. (source)
- According to police, at 4: 45 p.m. an officer on patrol in the area of C.R. 700N and Ind. 149 heard "what he identified as a large explosion." (source)
- He warned state residents to prepare for what he called a large, deadly and "slow-moving hurricane that is bearing down on the state of Maryland." (source)
- The most recent caller claimed to have waited several months to contact officials after seeing what he described as a large hairy beast walking on two legs. (source)
- I tell her I ordered a large and she says no, that's the "breakfast large - at breakfast, a large is a medium, a medium is a small and a small is a child's cup" (source)
- Rick's has opted to focus most of its acquisition activity from this point on what it describes as large, East Coast clubs with annual sales of $10 million or more. (source)
- With the potential for so much wind and rain, the director of the National Hurricane Center tells CNN that Katrina has the potential for what he called a large loss of life. (source)
- In the _centre of the large circle_ which surrounds the head, and just above the tablet, is a _large medallion_, with the sun behind a cloud, and round it "Et latet et lucet." (source)
- BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles warned Wednesday that lowering what he described as a large "metal building onto the sea floor ... has not been done before" at this depth. (source)
- It welcomed what it called the large proportion of young journalists in the country's newsrooms, but said this meant media owners needed to invest more in training and development. (source)
- As the leader of Minutemen American Defense, or MAD, which she described as a large organization of patriots, she said she'd learned to "take things step by step, revamp, assess, and move forward." (source)
- Police said they found what they called a large amount of propaganda recruiting materials from the Afrikan Liberation Army, including photos of President Barack Obama and other items that raised suspicions. (source)
- For instance, last February, some traders in the Ikotun area of the state had cried out against what they described as large scale extortion by some KAI officials that came with a demolition squad to the area. (source)
- He takes up his narrative at Tauris, which he describes as a large flourishing town built in the midst of beautiful gardens and carrying on a great traffic in precious stones and other valuable merchandise, but its (source)
- Law enforcement officers say they broke up what they described as a large-scale drug-trafficking organization in Cowley County on Wednesday by executing "multiple arrest and search warrants" in and around Arkansas City. (source)
- But as forecasts of more than four days can have a margin of error of up to 200 miles, U.S. emergency officials have warned the entire U.S. East Coast to be on the alert for what they describe as a large and potentially dangerous storm. (source)
- Mr. Mohanty was not an upright officer and harassed Muslims whenever possible, he said, citing what he called large-scale arrests of innocent Muslim youths who were protesting against a derogatory cartoon published in a Danish newspaper. (source)
- Authorities revealed what they call a large murder-for-hire plot Monday after Leggio, 32, was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison on two counts second-degree sexual abuse, three counts third-degree sexual abuse and indecent contact with a child. (source)
- Earlier this month, federal prosecutors in California announced a series of actions targeting what they characterized as the "large, for-profit marijuana industry" that has developed since the state legalized medical marijuana for select patients 15 years ago. (source)
- House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia released a letter to Obama yesterday saying their objections to the 2009 stimulus, which they called a "large, deficit-financed, government spending bill," have been validated by continued high unemployment. (source)
- The 3.2 points of deterioration in the adjusted combined ratio is due to the impact of lower levels of earned premium and unusually low level of what we define as large losses in the prior-year quarter and an increase in infrastructure investment to support growth in the International business. (source)
- Now, when I say our large fires, I mean the _large_ fires of _America_, consisting of three or four oak trees, containing a load of wood each, besides many large boughs and branches, altogether forming a fire some twenty or thirty feet long, with flames flickering up twice as high as one's head. (source)
- And it started by getting into a region where we didn't have a presence doing non-strategic transactions with borrowers that were highly speculative developments, a high percentage of land loans and a high percentage of large, what I call large track loans, which are 20, 30, 40 unit subdivisions. (source)
- "But the best of all is," said she, "in this way we can get Mr. ---- to work with us, and if he will only sign the pledge it will be worth more than all the money we make" Is not this a lesson to us older workers, who are disappointed sometimes when what we call large results do not follow our undertakings? (source)
- Henry Pfafflin, co-chair of the Sunset Heights chapter of ACORN and a member of anti-Asarco group Get The Lead Out, said the Sun City Events expo was another example of what he called a large international effort of the mining community to make themselves "magnanimous" to the residents affected by the industry. (source)
- Bank Transfer Day has prompted other groups, too, such as College Bank Transfer Day in which college students and recent graduates are urging students and universities to move their money by Nov. 5 from what they call "large, irresponsible banks" that they blame for a "wide range of economic problems" into local financial institutions. (source)
- It is affirmed that the aumils and renters exact from the proprietors of the actual harvest a large increase in kind on their stipulated rent: that is, from those who hold their _pottah_ by the tenure of paying _one half_ of the produce of their crops, either _the whole_ without subterfuge, or a _large_ proportion of it by a _false measurement_ or other pretexts; and from those whose engagements are for (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "large" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 50 synonyms for large.
ample, barn door, blimp, booming, broad, bulky, capacious, colossal, comprehensive, considerable, copious, enormous, excessive, exorbitant, extensive, extravagant, full, generous, giant, gigantic, goodly, grand, grandiose, great, gross, hefty, huge, humongous, immeasurable, immense, jumbo, liberal, massive, monumental, mountainous, plentiful, populous, roomy, sizable, spacious, stupendous, substantial, super, sweeping, thumping, tidy, vast, voluminous, whopping, wide
We have 21 antonyms for large.
cramped, dwarf, empty, exclusive, inconsiderable, insignificant, limited, little, miniature, miniscule, minor, minute, narrow, poor, restricted, short, slight, small, teeny, tiny, unimportant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of large from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of greater than average size, extent, quantity, or amount; big.
- (adjective) Of greater than average scope, breadth, or capacity; comprehensive.
- (adjective) Important; significant: had a large role in the negotiations; a large producer of paper goods.
- (adjective) Understanding and tolerant; liberal: a large and generous spirit.
- (adjective) Of great magnitude or intensity; grand: "a rigid resistance to the large emotions” ( Stephen Koch).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
- (noun) An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
- (noun) Liberality, generosity.
- (noun) A thousand dollars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; -- opposed to
- (adjective) Abundant; ample.
- (adjective) Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
- (adjective) Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; -- said of the mind and heart.
- (adjective) Free; unembarrassed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Ample in dimensions, quantity, or number; having much size, bulk, volume, extent, capacity, scope, length, breadth, etc., absolutely or relatively; being of more than common measure; wide; broad; spacious; great; big; bulky: opposed to small or little, and used of both corporeal and incorporeal subjects: as, a large house, man, or ox; a large plain or river; a large supply, assembly, or number of people; to deal on a large scale or with large subjects; to seek a larger sphere; a man of large mind or heart; a large manner in painting; the largest liberty of action; to confer large powers upon an agent; large views.
- (None) Full; complete.
- (None) Ample or free in expenditure; liberal; lavish; prodigal; extravagant.
- (None) Ample or liberal in words; diffuse; free; full; extended: applied to language.
- (None) Free from restraint; being at large.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
- (adjective) generous and understanding and tolerant
- (adjective) conspicuous in position or importance
- (adjective) fairly large or important in effect; influential
- (adverb) with the wind abaft the beam