• WordNet 3.6
    • v enlarge make larger "She enlarged the flower beds"
    • v enlarge become larger or bigger
    • v enlarge make large "blow up an image"
    • v enlarge add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Enlarge (Naut) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind.
    • Enlarge To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand; as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction.
    • Enlarge To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind. "O ye Corinthians, our . . . heart is enlarged ."
    • Enlarge To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house. "To enlarge their possessions of land."
    • Enlarge To set at large or set free. "It will enlarge us from all restraints."
    • Enlarge To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate. "To enlarge upon this theme."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • enlarge To make larger; add to; increase in extent, bulk, or quantity; extend; augment: as, to enlarge a building or a business.
    • enlarge To increase the capacity or scope of; expand; make more comprehensive.
    • enlarge To increase in appearance; magnify to the eye.
    • enlarge To set at large or at liberty; give freedom or scope to; release from limitation, confinement, or pressure.
    • enlarge To state at large; expatiate upon: in this sense now followed by on or upon. See II., 2.
    • enlarge To awaken strong religious feeling in; “enlarge the heart” of; hence, to move to utterance; cause or permit to expatiate: often reflexive.
    • enlarge In old law, to give further time to; extend, postpone, or continue: as, to enlarge a rule or an order.
    • enlarge To grow large or larger; increase; dilate; expand: as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management.
    • enlarge To speak at large; be diffuse in speaking or writing; expatiate; amplify: with on or upon.
    • enlarge To exaggerate.
    • enlarge In photography, to make enlargements; practise solar printing. See enlargement, 8.
    • n enlarge Freedom; liberty; enlargement.
    • enlarge To cause (a horse) to spread his legs wider apart, so as to prevent him from interfering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enlarge en-lärj′ to make larger: to increase in size or quantity: to expand: to amplify discourse: to set free
    • v.i Enlarge to grow large or larger: to be diffuse in speaking or writing: to expatiate
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  • Daniel J. Boorstin
    “The traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lens and the Cinema screen tend to narrow it.”
  • Philip Roth
    “Undermining experience, embellishing experience, rearranging and enlarging experience into a species of mythology.”
  • Paul Boese
    Paul Boese
    “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    “What some people invent the rest enlarge.”
  • Eli Ginzberg
    Eli Ginzberg
    “Enlarge the opportunity and the person will expand to fill it”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. enlargier,; pref. en-,L. in,) + F. large, wide. See Large


In literature:

Later two other editions were issued, enlarged and more daring in their statements.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Let me urge you, my child, to enlarge your heart; or, rather, suffer it to become enlarged by grace.
"Letters of Madam Guyon" by P. L. Upham
But once outside, the enlarging drug would give us our chance to fight our way upward.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
As the hymenium approaches maturity, the volva is ruptured, and the plant rapidly enlarges.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
In other cases, however, they remain enlarged, even after the animal recovers its appetite.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Two children have enlarged tonsils.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
Some of the masses become, in some instances, enlarged.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
These groups enlarged to full national life.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
He enlarged his mill and took advantage of the latest mechanical advances of his time.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Their resources must be enlarged and made available.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
Other manners might be said to enlarge the bounds of knowledge, and new mines of wealth were tumbled at our feet.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The equipment of every mill and of every ship is kept unimpaired but not enlarged or improved.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
By going into minor differences this list might be enlarged.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Next year, we propose to enlarge our quince orchard by adding another hundred acres.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
The old loophole for the sentinel had been enlarged into a square latticed window.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Enlarged about fifteen times.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
Intermittent deafness may be caused by enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
Seed enlarged, and divided to show the crumpled embryo which fills it.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
A new and Enlarged Edition, with additional Letters, and a Memoir of the Author.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
The beams show the position of the original walls and indicate the way in which the room was enlarged.
"Remodeled Farmhouses" by Mary H. Northend

In poetry:

Though on thy hand, that has no might,
He should thy task enlarge;
Nor work nor warfare needs thee fright,
Thy Husband bears the charge.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
"My opening head is 'Kensington,'
How walking there the sinner hardens,
Which when I have enlarged upon,
I go to 'Secondly' - its 'Gardens.'
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ah, Lord! enlarge our scanty thought,
To know the wonders thou hast wrought;
Unloose our stammering tongues, to tell
Thy love immense, unsearchable.
"Hymn XXVI: I Thirst, Thou Wounded Lamb of God" by Charles Wesley
To daily remember my blessings and charge,
And make this my humble request:
Increase Thou my faith and my vision enlarge,
And bless me with Christ's promised rest;
"Resolutions For The Day" by Mary Baker Eddy
Hourly the eye of the sky enlarges its blank
Dominion. The stars are no nearer.
Already frog-mouth and fish-mouth drink
The liquor of indolence, and all thing sink
"Flute Notes From A Reedy Pond" by Sylvia Plath
O let him in some pause of anguish say,
What zeal inflam'd, what faith enlarg'd his breast;
How glad th' unfetter'd spirit wing'd its way
From earth to heav'n, from blessing to be blest!
"On The Reverend Mr. Love, In The Cathedral At Bristol" by Hannah More

In news:

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In science:

In particular, we enlarged Nk along the chain direction.
On the electronic structure of CaCuO2 and SrCuO2
In order to introduce a sheaf theoretic description of the so called s-equivalence of GPS, we enlarge the category by considering all of the GPS including the case r(E ) = 0, and also assume that |I | = 0 for simplicity.
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
But this can be enlarged, to a superconformal algebra for example .
Two dimensional fractional supersymmetric conformal field theories and the two point functions
This means that the region in the 0 ≤ p ≤ 1 interval where SW networks can be found is enlarged.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
In the 70’s, more sophisticated analyzes were proposed , which yields the modern field-theoretic derivations, which in the recent years, have renewed and enlarged our understandings of so many quantum spin systems.
Elementary Excitations in Quantum Antiferromagnetic Chains: Dyons, Spinons and Breathers
In Fig. 3 the result for the 4d RFIM is shown, please note the enlarged scale.
Critical exponents of four-dimensional random-field Ising systems
The inset shows the region near the peaks enlarged for L ≥ 8.
Critical exponents of four-dimensional random-field Ising systems
This hampers the convergence of the method seriously and enlarging the basis m becomes of little help, while standardly this improves the accuracy substantially.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
The inset shows an enlarged view of the lower conductance peak of the second miniband.
Transport in random quantum dot superlattices
The nontrivial relaxational and microscopic dynamics inside the rectangular frame is shown on an enlarged scale in Fig. 2.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Enlargement of the intermediate frequency region of Fig. 1.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Therefore we show the nontrivial part of our data in Fig. 2 on an enlarged scale: the strongly temperature-dependent dynamics between 15 GHz and 3 THz.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Therefore, provided that the coproducts are well defined, we can enlarge the concept of graph.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
How can we extend the previous concept to enlarge the number of different algebraic products? We now focus on Markov L-coalgebra.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
Thanks to the coproducts, we enlarged the notion of graph by removing the denumerability condition and enlarged the concept of walk on a graph to walk on a L-coalgebra.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs