wordswarm: free dictionary lookup
||look up a word or phrase||
Wordswarms From Years Past|
Full-text Search for "Enlargement"
Some Other Sites
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.
noun Date: 1540
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.
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 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
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