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.
nounDate: 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
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.
(enlargements) 1. The enlargementof 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