Dictionary: LARD – LARK'S-HEEL

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LARD, v.i.

To grow fat. – Dryden.

LARD, v.t. [Fr. larder; Arm. larda.]

  1. To stuff with bacon or pork. The larded thighs on loaded altars laid. – Dryden.
  2. To fatten; to enrich. Now Falstaff sweats to death, / And lards the lean earth. – Shak.
  3. To mix with something by way of improvement. Let no alien interpose, / To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose. – Dryden.


Of the nature of lard; consisting of lard. – Coxe.

LARD'ED, pp.

Stuffed with bacon; fattened; mixed.


A room where meat is kept or salted. – Bacon.


One who has charge of the larder.

LARD'ING, ppr.

Stuffing; fattening; mixing.


A bit of bacon.


A larder. [Not used.]

LA'RES, n. [L.]

The household gods of the Romans, regarded as the souls of deceased ancestors.

LARGE, a. [larj; Fr. large; Sp. Port. and It. largo; Arm. larg; L. largus. The primary sense is to spread, stretch or distend, to diffuse, hence to loosen, to relax; Sp. largar, to loosen, to slacken, as a rope. Class Lr. It seems to be connected with Gr. λαυρος, wide, copious, and perhaps with floor, W. llawr, and with llawer, much, many. In Basque, larria, is gross, and larritu, to grow.]

  1. Big; of great size; bulky; as, a large body; a large horse or ox; a large mountain; a large tree; a large ship.
  2. Wide; extensive; as, a large field or plain; a large extent of territory.
  3. Extensive or populous; containing many inhabitants; as, a large city or town.
  4. Abundant; plentiful; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
  5. Copious; diffusive. I might be very large on the importance and advantages of education. – Felton.
  6. In seamen's language, the wind is large when it crosses the line of a ships course in a favorable direction, particularly on the beam or quarter. – Encyc.
  7. Wide; consisting of much water; as, a large river.
  8. Liberal; of a great amount; as, a large donation. At large, without restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; to be left at large. #2. Diffusely; fully; in the full extent; to discourse on a subject at large.


Formerly, a musical note equal to four breves. – Busby.


Largeness of heart; liberality. [Not used.] – Bp. Reynolds.


Having large limbs. – Milton.

LARGE'LY, adv.

  1. Widely; extensively.
  2. Copiously; diffusely; amply. The subject was largely discussed.
  3. Liberally; bountifully. How he lives and eats; / How largely gives. – Dryden.
  4. Abundantly. They their fill of love and love's disport / Took largely. – Milton.


  1. Bigness; bulk; magnitude; as, the largeness of an animal.
  2. Greatness; comprehension; as, the largeness of mind or of capacity.
  3. Extent; extensiveness; as, largeness of views.
  4. Extension; amplitude; liberality; as, the largeness of an offer; largeness of heart. – Hooker. Waller.
  5. Wideness; extent; as, the largeness of a river.

LAR'GESS, n. [Fr. largesse; L. largitio; from largus, large.]

A present; a gift or donation; a bounty bestowed. – Bacon. Dryden.

LAR-GIF'LU-OUS, a. [L. largus and fluo.]

Flowing copiously.


Somewhat large. [Unusual.] – Cavallo.


The bestowment of a largess, or gift.

LAR'GO, or LARGHET'TO, adv. [It.]

Musical terms, directing to slow movement. Largo is one degree quicker than grave, and two degrees quicker than adagio. – Dict. A quaver in largo, is equal to a minim in presto.

LARK, n. [Sax. laferc; lauerce; Scot. laverok, lauerok; G. lerche; D. leeuwrik; Dan. lerke; Sw. lärka; Icl. lava, loova. As the Latin alauda, coincides with laudo, Eng. loud, so the first syllable of lark, laf, lau, lave, may coincide with the Dan. lover, to praise, to sing or cry out. But I know not the sense of the word.]

A bird of the genus Alauda, distinguished for its singing.


A catcher of larks. – Dict.


Resembling a lark in manners.


A flower called Indian cress.