• WordNet 3.6
    • n enlargement the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    • n enlargement a photographic print that has been enlarged
    • n enlargement a discussion that provides additional information
    • n enlargement the state of being enlarged
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Enlargement A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty. "Give enlargement to the swain."
    • Enlargement Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument. "An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that were got into the army."
    • Enlargement Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection.
    • Enlargement The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enlargement The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; dilatation; expansion: as, the enlargement of a field by the addition of two or three acres; enlargement of the heart.
    • n enlargement Something added on; an addition.
    • n enlargement Expansion or extension, as of powers and influence; an increase of capacity, scope, or comprehension, as of the sympathies and character.
    • n enlargement Release from captivity, bondage, distress, or the like; a setting at large or at liberty.
    • n enlargement The state or condition of being at large or unrestrained.
    • n enlargement Diffuseness of speech or writing; expatiation on a particular subject; extended discourse or argument.
    • n enlargement In the calculus of finite differences, the operation of changing a function by adding unity to the variable. It is denoted by the letter E. Thus, E log x = log (x + 1).
    • n enlargement In photography, a picture of any kind, especially a positive, made of a larger size than the negative from which it is taken. See solar printing, under printing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Enlargement act of enlarging: state of being enlarged: increase: extension: diffuseness of speech or writing: a setting at large: release
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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”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. enlargeren (=L. in), large, large.


In literature:

The nodules gradually enlarge, the skin becomes reddish, violaceous or livid in color.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
According to the age and opportunities of the child his information about the plant can be enlarged.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
We have already seen how the prayer circle had been enlarged.
"George Muller of Bristol" by Arthur T. Pierson
Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
Translated and enlarged by E. W. Clayforth.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
The walls were hung with photographic enlargements of some of the most beautiful spots in the neighbourhood.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
It was enlarged in bulk to, at least, one half more than the healthy size.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
I asked him for means to carry on these Institutions, and to enlarge them.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
We solicited his enlargement, and Mr Hodge engaged for his going directly for America.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
Sir, as I propose to forward two copies of this letter by the post of the day, I should miss of the opportunity if I enlarged here.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII" by Various

In poetry:

As near, with much enlarged estate,
To his domain he drew;
He chanc'd, before his castle gate,
A signal scene to view.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Happy beyond expression he
Who debts are thus discharged;
And from the guilty bondage free,
He feels his soul enlarged.
"Psalm XXXII: Happy the Man" by Isaac Watts
Happy beyond expression he
Whose debts are thus discharged;
And from the guilty bondage free,
He feels his soul enlarged.
"Psalm 32" by Isaac Watts
What is his will?—that I may go
And do it, in the hope
That light will rise and spread and grow,
As deed enlarges scope.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
What can be laid unto thy charge,
When God does not condemn?
Bills of complaint, though foes enlarge,
Thy Husband answers them.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
O God of grace and righteousness,
Hear and attend when I complain;
Thou hast enlarged me in distress,
Bow down a gracious ear again.
"Psalm 4" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Enlarge Alyssa Ki/The Jersey Journal Spiridoula Dimou (4) dives for the ball during the second match.
Enlarge Alyssa Ki/The Jersey Journal Madison McGlone (3) takes possession of the ball during the first half.
Enlarge Lauren Casselberry/The Jersey Journal Bayonne 's Andro Mossad hits a forehand during a number one singles match against North Bergen's Jonathan Paredes in the Hudson County Championships at Lincoln Park on Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Enlarge Joe Shine/For The Jersey Journal The Port Authority staged a mock accident on the Bayonne Bridge Sunday Oct 14, 2012 as part of an emergency response drill.
Enlarge Donna Gialanella/The Star-Ledger Pt.
Beached on Samish Island Click to enlarge.
Enlarge Kyle Green for USAT.
Bear on my house Click to enlarge.
Enlarge Terrence T McDonald/The Jersey Journal A truck parked outside Monique's Techniques in Jersey City waiting to bring Thanksgiving dinners to the needy.
Enlarge Motoya Nakamura, The Oregonian ESTACADA, OREGON.
Bell Tower Click to enlarge.
For the majority of men enlargement of the prostate gland is an inevitable fact of aging.
Enlarge NJ.com Staff Bridget and Julia, both from Westfield, on the beach in Seaside Heights.
All of the articles with enlargeable type and images - it's printable too.

In science:

We prove similar properties of enlargement of modules.
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
As usual we denote the enlargement of R and M as ∗R and ∗M .
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
One is the usual √∗I when we consider ∗R as a ring and another is the internal notion of radical, say int√∗I which is exactly the enlargement of √I i.e. int√∗I = ∗√I.
Elements of Nonstandard Algebraic Geometry
For stars with initial masses inferior to ∼ 30 M⊙ , the MS bandwidth is enlarged by rotation.
Stellar evolution with rotation X: Wolf-Rayet star populations at solar metallicity
The inset in the bottom-right panel shows an enlarged view, using logarithmic scales, of the RPA ℓz cross section.
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots