The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for To enlarge a rule
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229