American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make larger; add to.
- v. To give greater scope to; expand. See Synonyms at increase.
- v. To become larger; grow.
- v. To speak or write at greater length or in greater detail; elaborate: enlarged upon the plan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make larger; add to; increase in extent, bulk, or quantity; extend; augment: as, to enlarge a building or a business.
- To increase the capacity or scope of; expand; make more comprehensive.
- To increase in appearance; magnify to the eye.
- To set at large or at liberty; give freedom or scope to; release from limitation, confinement, or pressure.
- To state at large; expatiate upon: in this sense now followed by on or upon. See II., 2.
- To awaken strong religious feeling in; “enlarge the heart” of; hence, to move to utterance; cause or permit to expatiate: often reflexive.
- In old law, to give further time to; extend, postpone, or continue: as, to enlarge a rule or an order.
- To grow large or larger; increase; dilate; expand: as, a plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management.
- To speak at large; be diffuse in speaking or writing; expatiate; amplify: with on or upon.
- To exaggerate.
- In photography, to make enlargements; practise solar printing. See enlargement, 8.
- n. Freedom; liberty; enlargement.
- To cause (a horse) to spread his legs wider apart, so as to prevent him from interfering.
- v. transitive To make larger.
- v. intransitive To speak at length upon or on (some subject)
- v. archaic To release; to set at large.
- v. nautical To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify
- v. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like.
- v. Archaic To set at large or set free.
- v. To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand
- v. To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate.
- v. (Naut.) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; -- said of the wind.
- v. make larger
- v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
- v. make large
- v. become larger or bigger
- Middle English enlargen, from Old French enlargier : en-, causative pref.; see en-1 + large, large; see large. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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