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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENL`ARGEMENT, n. Increase of size or bulk, real or apparent; extension of dimensions or limits; augmentation; dilatation; expansion. The enlargement of bulk may be by accretion or addition; of dimensions, by spreading, or by additions to length and breadth; of a sum or amount, by addition, collection or accumulation.
1. Expansion or extension, applied to the mind, to knowledge, or to the intellectual powers, by which the mind comprehends a wider range of ideas or thought.
2. Expansion of the heart, by which it becomes more benevolent and charitable.
3. Release from confinement, servitude, distress or straits. ESther 4.
4. Diffusiveness of speech or writing; an expatiating on a particular subject; a wide range of discourse or argument.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope [syn: expansion, enlargement] [ant: contraction]
2: the state of being enlarged
3: a discussion that provides additional information [syn: expansion, enlargement, elaboration]
4: a photographic print that has been enlarged [syn: enlargement, blowup, magnification]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1540 1. an act or instance of enlarging ; the state of being enlarged 2. a photographic print larger than the negative that is made by projecting the negative image through a lens onto a photographic printing surface

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Enlargement En*large"ment, n. 1. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion. 2. 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. 3. A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty. Give enlargement to the swain. --Shak. 4. Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument. An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that were got into the army. --Clarendon.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(enlargements) 1. The enlargement of something is the process or result of making it bigger. There is insufficient space for enlargement of the buildings. N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n 2. An enlargement is a photograph that has been made bigger. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Expansion, dilatation, dilation, extension, augmentation, increase. 2. Expatiation, copious discourse, extended remark.

Moby Thesaurus

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

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