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.
Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
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(obsolete) Abundant; ample.
(archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
- We have yet large day.
(obsolete) Free; unencumbered.
- I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
(obsolete) Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
- Of burdens all he set the Paynims large .
(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.
- Some large jests he will make.
* big, huge, giant, gigantic, enormous, stour, great, mickle, largeish
* See also
* small, tiny, minuscule
* as large as life, larger than life
* by and large
* give it large
* have it large
* large it, large up, large it up
* writ large
(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 .
* at large
containing a subset of words, succinctly described; abridged and summarized
briefly describing a body of knowledge