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AT LARGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does at large mean? 

AT LARGE (adjective)
  The adjective AT LARGE has 1 sense:

1. having escaped, especially from confinement

  Familiarity information: AT LARGE used as an adjective is very rare.


AT LARGE (adverb)
  The adverb AT LARGE has 1 sense:

1. in a general fashion

  Familiarity information: AT LARGE used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AT LARGE (adjective)


Sense 1at large [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having escaped, especially from confinement

Synonyms:

at large; escaped; on the loose; loose

Context examples:

a convict still at large / searching for two escaped prisoners / dogs loose on the streets / criminals on the loose in the neighborhood

Similar:

free (able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint)


AT LARGE (adverb)


Sense 1at large [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a general fashion

Synonyms:

at large; in a broad way

Context example:

he talked at large about his plans


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