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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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