Definitions

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  • phrase idiomatic On the loose; roaming freely; not confined.
  • phrase obsolete In full, fully.
  • phrase In general; as a whole.
  • phrase US, politics Having an electorate across multiple districts.

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  • adjective having escaped, especially from confinement
  • adverb in a general fashion

Etymologies

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From Old French au large ("at liberty and other senses")

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