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Roget category 192

2. Words relating to space
2.2. Dimensions
›› 2.2.1. General dimensions

#192. Size

noun

size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volumelargeness etc. adj. — greatness etc. (of quantity) 31expanse etc. (space) 180amplitude, massproportions.
capacity, tonnage, tunnagecordagecaliber, scantling.
turgidity etc. (expansion) 194corpulence, obesityplumpness etc. adj. — embonpoint, corporation, flesh and blood, lustihood.
hugeness etc. adj. — enormity, immensity, monstrosity.
giant, Brobdingnagian, Antaeus, Goliath, Gog and Magog, Gargantua, monster, mammoth, Cyclopscachalot, whale, porpoise, behemoth, leviathan, elephant, hippopotamuscolossustun, cord, lump, bulk, block, loaf, mass, swad, clod, nugget, bushel, thumper, whooper, spanker, strapperTriton among the minnows" [Coriolanus]. mountain, moundheap etc. (assemblage) 72.
largest portion etc. 50full size, life size.

verb

be large etc. adj. — become large etc. (expand) 194.

adjective

large, biggreat etc. (in quantity) 31considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massycapacious, comprehensivespacious etc. 180mighty, towering, fine, magnificent.
corpulent, stout, fat, obese, plump, squab, full, lusty, strapping, bouncingportly, burly, well-fed, full-growncorn fed, gram fedstalwart, brawny, fleshygoodlyin good case, in good conditionin conditionchopping, jollychub faced, chubby faced.
lubberly, hulky, unwieldy, lumpish, gaunt, spanking, whacking, whopping, walloping, thumping, thundering, hulkingovergrownpuffy etc. (swollen) 194.
huge, immense, enormous, mightyvast, vastyamplitudinous, stupendousmonster, monstrous, humongous, monumentalelephantine, jumbo, mammothgigantic, gigantean, giant, giant like, titanicprodigious, colossal, Cyclopean, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, Herculean, Gargantuaninfinite etc. 105.
large as lifeplump as a dumpling, plump as a partridgefat as a pig, fat as a quail, fat as butter, fat as brawn, fat as bacon.
immeasurable, unfathomable, unplumbedinconceivable, unimaginable, unheard-of.
of cosmic proportionsof epic proportions, the mother of all, teh granddaddy of all.



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