Share this entry


Synonyms of large in English:


  • 1 a large house large numbers of people
    towering, tall, high;
    mighty, voluminous;
    king-size(d), economy-size(d), family-size(d), man-size(d), giant-size(d)
    [Antonyms] small
  • 3 a large supply of wool
    [Antonyms] meager
  • 4 the measure has large economic implications
    wide-reaching, far-reaching, wide, sweeping, large-scale, broad, extensive, comprehensive, exhaustive
    [Antonyms] trivial
  • Word links

    macro-, mega- forming words referring to large entities, structures, etc., such as macromolecule (‘a molecule containing a very large number of atoms’) and megastore (‘a very large retail store’)


    at large

  • 1.1 fourteen criminals are still at large
    at liberty, free, loose, on the loose, on the run, fugitive, on the lam
  • 2.1 society at large
    as a whole, generally, in general
  • by and large

    the children, by and large, treated him well
    on the whole, generally, in general, all things considered, all in all, for the most part, in the main, as a rule, overall, almost always, mainly, mostly;
    on average, on balance

    Definition of large in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

    Word of the day haughty
    Pronunciation: ˈhôdē
    arrogantly superior and disdainful