Large vs Compendious - What's the difference?

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Large is a related term of compendious.


As adjectives the difference between large and compendious

is that large is of considerable or relatively great size or extent while compendious is containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized.

As a noun large

is (music|obsolete) an old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.

large

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
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  • (obsolete) Abundant; ample.
  • * Milton
  • We have yet large day.
  • (archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
  • * Felton
  • I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
  • (obsolete) Free; unencumbered.
  • * Fairfax
  • Of burdens all he set the Paynims large .
  • (obsolete) Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Some large jests he will make.
  • (nautical) 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.
  • Synonyms

    (checksyns) * big, huge, giant, gigantic, enormous, stour, great, mickle, largeish * See also

    Antonyms

    * small, tiny, minuscule

    Derived terms

    * as large as life, larger than life * by and large * enlarge * give it large * have it large * large it, large up, large it up * largely * largeness * writ large * largish

    Noun

  • (music, obsolete) An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
  • (obsolete) Liberality, generosity.
  • A thousand dollars.
  • Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large .

    Derived terms

    * at large

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    Anagrams

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    compendious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized
  • briefly describing a body of knowledge
  • Anagrams

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