• Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
    Jack-Ladder, with Endless Chain. Mill in raised position for large log
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n largeness the quality of being pretentious (behaving or speaking in such a manner as to create a false appearance of great importance or worth)
    • n largeness the property of having a relatively great size
    • n largeness large or extensive in breadth or importance or comprehensiveness "the might have repercussions of unimaginable largeness","the very extensiveness of his power was a temptation to abuse it"
    • n largeness the capacity to understand a broad range of topics "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject","a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Holding a Large Board in Vise for Planing Holding a Large Board in Vise for Planing
Showing large archway surrounded with decoration Showing large archway surrounded with decoration
Large buildings, with a statue outside Large buildings, with a statue outside
A large rock outcrop on a hilltop A large rock outcrop on a hilltop
A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in Virginia was largely by water A few objects recovered at Jamestown which were once used on 17th-century boats—reminders of a day when travel in...
Day's large Device Day's large Device

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru
    • n Largeness The quality or state of being large.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Large doses of coffee can be lethal. Ten grams, or 100 cups over 4 hours, can kill the average human.
    • n largeness The condition or quality of being large. Bigness; bulk; magnitude: as, the largeness of an animal.
    • n largeness Comprehension: scope; extensiveness: as, largeness of intellect or of a view.
    • n largeness Extension; amplitude; volume: as, the largeness of an offer.
    • n largeness Freedom; breadth; latitude; unrestraint.
    • n largeness Magnanimity.
    • n largeness Liberality.
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.”
  • Sir Henry Taylor
    Sir Henry Taylor
    “Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.”
  • Edward M. Forster
    “America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for. It will probably be interesting, and it is sure to be large.”
  • John Ruskin
    “How long most people would look at the best book before they would give the price of a large turbot for it?”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Pity the man who has a character to support --it is worse than a large family -- he is silent poor indeed.”


At large - If a criminal is at large, they have not been found or caught.
By and large - By and large means usually or generally.
Writ large - If something is writ large, it is emphasised or highlighted.


In literature:

Its head was somewhat large, and covered with large scales.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
He told us that his name was Macco, that he was born in Madagascar, at a village in the north of that large island.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
So large were her arms that between the joints the flesh hung like large loose bags.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
In such gentle remedies, perseverance plays a large part.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Six very large slabs of rough unhewn limestone, which had obviously come from Jebel Dukhan, lay on the top of the tomb, forming a roof.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
After travelling some time he came to a large lake; on looking about, he discovered a very large otter on an island.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Eight hundred metres farther we came to another large circular bay with a large globular mass of lava on its left side.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Hemp plantations and a large number of cattle were destroyed.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
She was a fine large craft, and had been built for a privateer in the war-time.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
A large sum of money was spent in making the surveys; then the project was abandoned.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson

In poetry:

This is their coming light that lies
Like sunlight within the stream,
In the glowing depths of her large sweet eyes
That droop at times to dream.
"Lucy" by Alexander Anderson
Sweeter than when, beside the river's marge,
We lay and watched, like innocence at large,
The changeful waters flow,
Speaks this brave music now.
"Andante - Beethoven's Sixth Symphony" by Annie Adams Fields
My father's hall was a dark old spot,
With a dark old wood around,
And large quiet streams, like watery dreams,
On the verge of a haunted ground.
"The Better Hope" by Ernest Jones
One seem'd all dark and red—a tract of sand,
And some one pacing there alone,
Who paced for ever in a glimmering land,
Lit with a low large moon.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
With wordless calm, and wistful rest,
And sweet large silence, solemn sleep,
And brooding shadows cool and deep,
And grand oblivions, undistressed.
"An Afternoon Soliloquy" by Thomas Runciman
The Lord, how wondrous are his ways!
How firm his truth! how large his grace!
He takes his mercy for his throne,
And thence he makes his glories known.
"Psalm 103 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

RCA, 1973 I think Aladdin was much more in the area of 'Ziggy goes to America,' Bowie remarked of the Ziggy sequel written largely during his first e.
Large-gauge phone also courts older sensibilities.
When I wake up, I see a rather large looking ugly alarm clock .
What benefit can society at large receive from expending energy and resources on preserving endangered languages.
The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.
Eight months into her first pregnancy, Jessica Simpson has gotten so large that she's had to deny rumors she's carrying twins.
Urban development is partly responsible, but there have also been reports from undeveloped regions in South America, in Australia, where frogs have died in large numbers.
They are en route to and from a large wetland complex that fuels amphibian populations for large distances around it — bigger than anything local regulations will protect.
Visa, MasterCard and a group of other large financial firms agreed Friday to forfeit a total of $7.25 billion to settle a massive anti-trust case brought by retailers.
The campaigns against Victorio and Geronimo in the 1870s and 1880s destroyed the final large-scale Apache resistance to the settlers coming into what was once primarily Apache country.
Election day is Saturday, and one of the most talked-about races on the ballot is a runoff in Orleans Parish for one of New Orleans City Council's at-large seats.
A 28-year-old news reporter who, since gracing the gridiron back in his early days, has largely grown accustomed to largely sedentary lifestyle.
Yes, there are row-crop farms , some small and some large, some family owned and some operated by large agri-business corporations.
The world's 450 million smallholder farmers represent a large — and largely unmet — opportunity for agricultural financing .
Baking type such as Russet or Idaho peeled1 large onion3 large eggs.

In science:

In Section 3 we give local CLTs for the number of clusters in percolation on a large finite lattice box, and for the size of the largest open cluster for supercritical percolation on a large finite box, as the box size becomes large.
Local central limit theorems in stochastic geometry
MRJ state the value of S (G1 ) ≈ φ0 −1 becomes very large. That large value results from the large separation behavior of the pair correlation function.
Maximally Random Jamming of Two-Dimensional One-Component and Binary Hard Disc Fluids
The proof of the non-existence of quenched limiting distributions in [Pet09 ] implies, for large n, the magnitude of the hitting time Tn is determined, to a large extent, by the amount of time it takes the random walk to pass a few “large traps” in the interval [0, n].
Weak quenched limiting distributions for transient one-dimensional random walk in a random environment
His research interests include algorithmic and statistical aspects of large-scale data analysis, including randomized algorithms for very large linear algebra problems and graph algorithms for analytics on very large informatics graphs.
Computation in Large-Scale Scientific and Internet Data Applications is a Focus of MMDS 2010
By choosing K sufficiently large, d sufficiently large and λ sufficiently large (in that order), εK is arbitrarily small and thus we find that KBRW 1 survives forever with probability at least (1 − ε)θ , as in Lemma 6.
Effect of scale on long-range random graphs and chromosomal inversions