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Noun enlargement has 4 senses


  •  The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty.  [1913 Webster]
    "Give enlargement to the swain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument.  [1913 Webster]
    "An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that were got into the army."  [1913 Webster]


enlargement, n.
1 the act or an instance of enlarging; the state of being enlarged.
2 Photog. a print that is larger than the negative from which it is produced.



Ditto copy, Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, access, accession, accomplishment, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, adjunct, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, aggravation, ampliation, amplification, annoyance, appreciation, ascent, augmentation, ballooning, ballyhoo, big talk, bloating, blossoming, blowing up, blowup, blueprint, boom, boost, broadening, buildup, burlesque, caricature, contact print, contact printing, contentiousness, crescendo, cyanotype, deepening, deliberate aggravation, deployment, deterioration, development, developmental change, dilatation, dilation, dispersion, edema, elaboration, elevation, embittering, embitterment, enhancement, evolution, evolutionary change, evolvement, evolving, exacerbation, exaggerating, exaggeration, exasperation, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expatiation, explication, extension, extravagance, extreme, fanning out, flare, flood, flowering, furtherance, gain, glossy, gradual change, grandiloquence, greatening, growth, gush, hectograph copy, heightening, hike, hiking, hologram, huckstering, hyperbole, hyperbolism, impress, impression, increase, increment, inflation, inordinacy, intensification, irritation, jump, lantern slide, leap, magnification, matte, maturation, microcopy, microprint, mimeograph copy, mounting, multiplication, natural development, natural growth, negative, nonviolent change, offprint, overemphasis, overestimation, overkill, overstatement, photocopy, photograph, photogravure, photostatic copy, positive, print, prodigality, productiveness, profuseness, progress, progression, projection printing, proliferation, proof, provocation, puffery, puffing up, raise, raising, reprint, ripening, rise, semi-matte, sensationalism, sharpening, slide, snowballing, souring, splay, spread, spreading, stat, stretching, superlative, surge, swelling, tall talk, touting, transparency, travesty, tumescence, unfolding, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend, upturn, waxing, widening, working-out, worsening




N increase, augmentation, enlargement, extension, dilatation, increment, accretion, accession, development, growth, aggrandizement, aggravation, rise, ascent, exaggeration exacerbation, spread, flood tide, gain, produce, product, profit, increased, on the increase, undiminished, additional, crescendo, vires acquirit eundo.


N liberation, disengagement, release, enlargement, emancipation, disenthrallment, disenthralment, affranchisement, enfranchisement, manumission, discharge, dismissal, deliverance, redemption, extrication, acquittance, absolution, acquittal, escape, liberated, out of harness, Int, unhand me!, let me go!.


N expansion, increase of size, enlargement, extension, augmentation, amplification, ampliation, aggrandizement, spread, increment, growth, development, pullulation, swell, dilation, rarefaction, turgescence, turgidness, turgidity, dispansion, obesity, hydrocephalus, hydrophthalmus, dropsy, tumefaction, intumescence, swelling, tumor, diastole, distension, puffing, puffiness, inflation, pandiculation, dilatability, expansibility, germination, growth, upgrowth, accretion, budding, gemmation, overgrowth, overdistension, hypertrophy, tympany, bulb, plumper, superiority of size, big bang, Hubble constant, expanded larger, &c (large), swollen, expansive, wide open, wide spread, flabelliform, overgrown, exaggerated, bloated, fat, turgid, tumid, hypertrophied, dropsical, pot bellied, swag bellied, edematous, oedematous, obese, puffy, pursy, blowzy, bigswoln, distended, patulous, bulbous, full blown, full grown, full formed, big, abdominous, enchymatous, rhipidate, tumefacient, tumefying.


N painting, depicting, drawing, design, perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy, chiaroscuro, composition, treatment, historical painting, portrait painting, miniature painting, landscape painting, marine painting, still life, flower painting, scene painting, scenography, school, style, the grand style, high art, genre, portraiture, ornamental art, monochrome, polychrome, grisaille, pallet, palette, easel, brush, pencil, stump, black lead, charcoal, crayons, chalk, pastel, paint, watercolor, body color, oil color, oils, oil paint, varnish, priming, gouache, tempera, distemper, fresco, water glass, enamel, encaustic painting, mosaic, tapestry, photography, heliography, color photography, sun painting, graphics, computer graphics, picture, painting, piece, tableau, canvas, oil painting, fresco, cartoon, easel picture, cabinet picture, draught, draft, pencil drawing, water color drawing, etching, charcoal, pen-and-ink, sketch, outline, study, photograph, color photograph, black-and-white photograph, holograph, heliograph, daguerreotype, talbotype, calotype, heliotype, negative, positive, print, glossy print, matte print, enlargement, reduction, life-size print, instant photo, Polaroid photo, technicolor, Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Polaroid, portrait, whole length, full length, half length, kitcat, head, miniature, shade, silhouette, profile, landscape, seapiece, view, scene, prospect, panorama, diorama, still life, picture gallery, exhibit, studio, atelier, pinacotheca, painted, pictorial, graphic, picturesque, pencil, oil, in pencil, fecit, delineavit, mutum est pictura poema.

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