largess

  • 1 Largess — Lar gess, Largesse Lar gesse (l[aum]r*j[e^]s or l[aum]r j[e^]s), n. [F. largesse, fr. large. See {Large}, a.] 1. Liberality; generosity; bounty. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Fulfilled of largesse and of all grace. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A present; a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 largess — I (generosity) noun aid, almsgiving, altruism, assistance, benefaction, beneficence, benignancy, benignity, bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, charitableness, charity, congiarium, free giving, freehandedness, freeness, generosity, generousness …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 largess — boon, *gift, present, gratuity, favor Analogous words: benefaction, *donation, contribution: grant, subvention (see APPROPRIATION) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 largess — [adj] generosity aid, alms, altruistic, benefaction, benevolent, charitable, charity, donation, endowment, generous, gift, giving, philanthropy, thoughtful; concepts 404,542 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 largess —  a bounty. The reapers in Essex and Suffolk ask all passengers for a largess, and when any money is given to them, all shout together, Largess! Largess! …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 6 largess — largesse UK [lɑː(r)ˈdʒes] / US [lɑrˈdʒes] or largess UK / US noun Word forms largesse : singular largesse plural largesses formal a) [uncountable] generous acts of giving presents or money to a large number of people b) [countable] money or… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 largess — noun see largesse …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 largess — /lahr jes , lahr jis/, n. 1. generous bestowal of gifts. 2. the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed. 3. Obs. generosity; liberality. Also, largesse. [1175 1225; ME largesse < OF; see LARGE, ICE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 largess — noun /lɑːˈʒɛs,lɑːˈdʒɛs,lɑɹˈdʒɛs,lɑɹˈʒɛs/ a) Generosity in the giving of gifts or money. b) The gifts or money given in such a way. Syn: benevolence, generosity, graciousness, boon Ant …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 largess — Synonyms and related words: Trinkgeld, benevolence, bigheartedness, bonus, boon, bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, bribe, compliment, consideration, donative, double time, easy purse strings, favor, fee, free hand, freedom, freehandedness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 largess — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Gift] Syn. present, donation, contribution; see gift 1 . 2. [Generosity] Syn. bounty, charity, open handedness; see generosity 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. generosity, charity, giving, gift giving, philanthropy,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 largess. —  (1613–1680) French writer known for his maxims …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 13 largess — sb. RG. 181 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 14 largess — lar·gess || lÉ‘r dÊ’es /lɑː n. generous giving of gifts; grant, endowment, contribution, donation, gift (also largesse) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 largess — n. Bounty, present, donation, gift, endowment, grant, bequest …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 largess — n 1. charity, alms giving, philanthropy, altruism; beneficence, munificence, generosity, bounty, open handedness, liberality. 2. gift, present, Scot. propine, benefaction, bestowal, donation, donative, contribution, endowment; offering, Eccles.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 largess — lar·gess …

    English syllables

  • 18 largess — lar•gess or lar•gesse [[t]lɑrˈdʒɛs, ˈlɑr dʒɪs[/t]] n. 1) generous bestowal of gifts 2) the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed 3) Obs. generosity; liberality • Etymology: 1175–1225; ME largesse < OF; see large, ice …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 largess — noun 1. a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously • Syn: ↑largesse • Hypernyms: ↑gift 2. liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit • Syn: ↑munificence, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 distributor of largess — index donor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary


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