Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
in) + F.
To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify;
as, the body is
enlargedby nutrition; to
enlargetheir possessions of land.
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;
O ye Corinthians, our . . . heart is
2 Cor. vi. 11.
To set at large or set free.
enlargeus from all restraints.
Syn. – To increase; extend; expand; spread; amplify; augment; magnify. See
To grow large or larger; to be further extended; to expand;
as, a plant
enlargesby growth; an estate
enlargesby good management; a volume of air
To speak or write at length; to be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate; to dilate.
enlargeupon this theme.
To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; – said of the wind.
Webster 1828 Edition
God shall enlarge Japhet. Gen.9.
1.To dilate; to expand; as with joy or love.
O ye, Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our
heart is enlarged.
2.To expand; to make more comprehensive. Science enlarges the mind.
3.To increase in appearance; to magnify to the eye; as by a glass.
4.To set at liberty; to release from confinement or pressure.
5.To extend in a discourse; to diffuse in eloquence.
They enlarged themselves on this subject.
In this application, the word is generally intransitive.
6.To augment; to increase; to make large or larger, in a general sense; a word of general application.
To enlarge the heart, may signify to open and expand in good will; to make free, liberal and charitable.
1.To be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate. I might enlarge on this topic.