large large  /ˈlɑrdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a garment size for a large person
  2. (adj) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  3. (adj) fairly large or important in effect; influential
  4. (adj) ostentatiously lofty in style
  5. (adj) generous and understanding and tolerant
  6. (adj) conspicuous in position or importance
  7. (adj) having broad power and range and scope
  8. (adj) in an advanced stage of pregnancy
  9. (adv) at a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
  10. (adv) with the wind abaft the beam
  11. (adv) in a boastful manner

Usage(s):

  1. This summer, after 25 years of preparation, scientists at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, will try to re-create the conditions produced by the Big Bang.
  2. The Treasury Secretary said he was backing away from using a large portion of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program fund to buy up troubled mortgage bonds.
  3. Nine days after the successful test run of the world's largest particle accelerator in Geneva, the machine has been shut down for repairs.

News

  1. Large police presence gathers near West Knoxville home

    A large group of Knoxville police officers has gathered near a home on Cate Avenue off Sutherland Avenue in West Knoxville.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WBIR-TV Knoxville

  2. Large collection of fireworks force evacuation in Puyallup

    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The discovery of a large stash of illegal fireworks prompted the evacuation of several apartments in Puyallup Thursday evening. It happened at the River Trail Apartments on East Main Street.   The multi-agency investigation included officers from the Puyallup Tribal Police Department, Puyallup Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff's Office, and ATF.   It began a few days ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  3. LARGE DUPLEX FOR RENT, 4 BDRM

    LARGE DUPLEX FOR RENT, 4 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 car garage, a/c, $950. per month, 1 year lease. Good references required. 684-9160. 25-2cc
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Buffalo Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "Let us remember that the terrorists responsible for 9/11 are still at large, and must be brought to justice," said Obama, who McCain has attacked as not having enoough foreign policy and national security experience.
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. Bush said, "In Iraq, we are witnessing the first large-scale Arab uprising against Osama bin Laden, his grim ideology, and his terror network."
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "The arithmetic is, unfortunately, quite clear," Mr. Bernanke said. "To avoid large and unsustainable budget deficits, the nation will ultimately have to choose among higher taxes, modifications to entitlement programs such as Social Security...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source: New York Times

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