Enlarging
Enlarge En*large", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enlarged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enlarging}.] [OF. enlargier; pref. en- (L. in) + F. large wide. See {Large}.] 1. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house. [1913 Webster]

To enlarge their possessions of land. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. 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; as, knowledge enlarges the mind. [1913 Webster]

O ye Corinthians, our . . . heart is enlarged. --2 Cor. vi. 11. [1913 Webster]

3. To set at large or set free. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

It will enlarge us from all restraints. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

{Enlarging hammer}, a hammer with a slightly rounded face of large diameter; -- used by gold beaters. --Knight.

{To enlarge an order} or {To enlarge a rule} (Law), to extend the time for complying with it. --Abbott.

{To enlarge one's self}, to give free vent to speech; to spread out discourse. ``They enlarged themselves on this subject.'' --Clarendon.

{To enlarge the heart}, to make free, liberal, and charitable.

Syn: To increase; extend; expand; spread; amplify; augment; magnify. See {Increase}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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