Huge vs Large - What's the difference?

huge | large |

Huge is a synonym of large.

As adjectives the difference between huge and large

is that huge is very large while large is of considerable or relatively great size or extent.

As a noun large is

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Very large.
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess), chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century,
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  • (lb) Distinctly interesting, significant, important, likeable, well regarded.
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  • Synonyms

    * (very large) colossal, enormous, giant, gigantic, immense, prodigious, vast * See also


    * (very large) tiny, small, minuscule,

    Derived terms

    * hugely * hugeness * hugeous * superhuge




  • 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


    * 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


  • (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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