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Huge vs. Large: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 26, 2023
Huge describes something exceptionally large, often surpassing normal size expectations, while large is a more general term indicating something bigger than average but not necessarily extraordinary.
Huge vs. Large

Key Differences

'Huge' implies an exceptional, often surprising degree of size, suggesting something well beyond the ordinary or expected. 'Large', in contrast, refers to a size that is greater than average but doesn't necessarily evoke amazement or awe.
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In everyday language, 'large' is commonly used to describe objects, quantities, or areas that are noticeably bigger than average, but within a usual range. 'Huge', however, is often reserved for when the size of something is strikingly or remarkably large.
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The word 'huge' often carries an emotional weight, suggesting awe or impressiveness. 'Large', on the other hand, is more neutral and descriptive, lacking the emotional impact of 'huge'.
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In comparisons, 'huge' is used to emphasize a significant difference in size, while 'large' may be used to compare sizes within a more expected range. For instance, a 'huge' mountain compared to a hill, versus a 'large' hill compared to a smaller one.
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'Large' is a more commonly used term in everyday descriptions, fitting into a wide range of contexts. 'Huge' is used less frequently, typically reserved for instances where the size is particularly noteworthy or exceptional.
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Comparison Chart

Degree of Size

Exceptionally large, beyond ordinary
Bigger than average, within usual range
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Contextual Use

Used for striking, remarkable sizes
Commonly used for noticeably bigger sizes
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Emotional Connotation

Often implies awe or impressiveness
More neutral, simply descriptive
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Comparative Degree

Emphasizes significant size difference
Used for more standard size comparisons
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Frequency of Use

Less frequent, for notable size
More frequent, in a wide range of contexts
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Huge and Large Definitions

Huge

Huge means extraordinarily large in size.
The huge elephant dwarfed the other animals.
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Large

Large means greater than average in size.
They bought a large house for their family.
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Huge

Huge suggests an overwhelming extent.
The project required a huge amount of resources.
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Large

Large implies considerable spaciousness.
The large room easily accommodated the guests.
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Huge

Huge can describe something impressively vast.
She gazed at the huge expanse of the ocean.
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Large

Large suggests a generous amount of space or quantity.
She served a large portion of pie.
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Huge

Huge often conveys awe-inspiring bigness.
The crowd was huge at the concert.
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Large

Of greater than average size, extent, quantity, or amount; big.
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Huge

Huge implies remarkable spaciousness.
They entered a huge, cavernous room.
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Large

Of greater than average scope, breadth, or capacity; comprehensive.
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Huge

Of exceedingly great size, extent, or quantity.
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Large

Important; significant
Had a large role in the negotiations.
A large producer of paper goods.
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Huge

Of exceedingly great scope or nature
The huge influence of the Hellenic world.
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Large

Understanding and tolerant; liberal
A large and generous spirit.
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Huge

(Informal) Contributing in a major way to success; very important
The defensive line was huge in the second half.
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Large

Of great magnitude or intensity; grand
“a rigid resistance to the large emotions” (Stephen Koch).
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Huge

Very large.
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Large

Pretentious; boastful. Used of speech or manners.
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Huge

(informal) Very strong, powerful, or dedicated.
Both of my parents are huge supporters of animal rights.
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Large

(Obsolete) Gross; coarse. Used of speech or language.
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Huge

(informal) Very interesting, significant, or popular.
The band's next album is going to be huge.
In our league our coach is huge!
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Large

(Nautical) Favorable. Used of a wind.
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Huge

Very large; enormous; immense; excessive; - used esp. of material bulk, but often of qualities, extent, etc.; as, a huge ox; a huge space; a huge difference.
Doth it not flow as hugely as the sea.
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Large

(Slang) A thousand dollars
Bought a speedboat for 50 large.
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Huge

Unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope;
Huge government spending
Huge country estates
Huge popular demand for higher education
A huge wave
The Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains
Immense numbers of birds
At vast (or immense) expense
The vast reaches of outer space
The vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization
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Large

Of considerable or relatively great size or extent.
Russia is a large country.
The fruit-fly has large eyes for its body size.
He has a large collection of stamps.
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Large

That is large the manufactured size.
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Large

(obsolete) Abundant; ample.
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Large

(archaic) Full in statement; diffuse; profuse.
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Large

(obsolete) Free; unencumbered.
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Large

(obsolete) Unrestrained by decorum; said of language.
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Large

(nautical) Crossing the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction; said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
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Large

An old musical note, equal to two longas, four breves, or eight semibreves.
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(obsolete) Liberality, generosity.
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Large

A thousand dollars/pounds.
Getting a car tricked out like that will cost you 50 large.
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Large

An item labelled or denoted as being that size.
One small coffee and two larges, please.
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Large

One who fits an item of that size.
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Large

(nautical) Before the wind.
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Large

Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; - opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.
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Large

Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
We have yet large day.
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Large

Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education.
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Large

Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad sympathies and generous impulses; comprehensive; - said of the mind and heart.
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Large

Free; unembarrassed.
Of burdens all he set the Paynims large.
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Large

Unrestrained by decorum; - said of language.
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Large

Prodigal in expending; lavish.
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Large

Crossing the line of a ship's course in a favorable direction; - said of the wind when it is abeam, or between the beam and the quarter.
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Large

Freely; licentiously.
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Large

A musical note, formerly in use, equal to two longs, four breves, or eight semibreves.
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Large

A garment size for a large person
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Large

Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;
A large city
Set out for the big city
A large sum
A big (or large) barn
A large family
Big businesses
A big expenditure
A large number of newspapers
A big group of scientists
Large areas of the world
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Large

Fairly large or important in effect; influential;
Played a large role in the negotiations
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Large

Large enough to be visible to the naked eye
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Large

Ostentatiously lofty in style;
A man given to large talk
Tumid political prose
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Large

Generous and understanding and tolerant;
A heart big enough to hold no grudges
That's very big of you to be so forgiving
A large and generous spirit
A large heart
Magnanimous toward his enemies
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Large

Conspicuous in position or importance;
A big figure in the movement
Big man on campus
He's very large in financial circles
A prominent citizen
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Large

Having broad power and range and scope;
Taking the large view
A large effect
A large sympathy
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Large

In an advanced stage of pregnancy;
Was big with child
Was great with child
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Large

At a distance, wide of something (as of a mark)
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Large

With the wind abaft the beam;
A ship sailing large
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Large

In a boastful manner;
He talked big all evening
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Large

Large indicates significant extension or scope.
The company has a large number of employees.
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Large

Large can refer to a broad scope or range.
The museum had a large collection of artifacts.
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Repeatedly Asked Queries

Does 'large' have emotional connotations?

'Large' is generally more neutral and lacks emotional connotations.
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Can 'huge' be used in scientific contexts?

'Huge' is less common in scientific contexts due to its subjective nature.
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Is 'large' more precise than 'huge'?

'Large' is more neutral and can be seen as more precise in some contexts.
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Can 'huge' imply significance beyond size?

Yes, 'huge' can also imply significance or importance beyond physical size.
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Does 'large' always imply bigness?

Yes, 'large' generally implies a size bigger than average.
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Is 'huge' always larger than 'large'?

Yes, 'huge' typically implies a size greater than 'large'.
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Can 'large' be used for populations?

Yes, 'large' can describe a sizable population.
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Is 'huge' appropriate in formal writing?

'Huge' can be used in formal writing but should be used sparingly.
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Can 'large' refer to quantities?

Yes, 'large' can refer to a substantial quantity of something.
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Is 'large' suitable for describing distances?

Yes, 'large' can be used to describe substantial distances.
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Is 'large' used in everyday language?

Yes, 'large' is a common term in everyday language.
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Is 'huge' subjective?

'Huge' can be subjective, depending on personal perception of size.
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Can 'huge' be relative?

Yes, 'huge' is often relative to what is considered normal in a context.
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How does 'huge' impact visual imagery?

'Huge' often creates a more dramatic visual image than 'large'.
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Does 'huge' have different meanings in different cultures?

The perception of what constitutes 'huge' may vary across cultures.
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Can 'large' be used to describe profits or losses?

Yes, 'large' can describe substantial profits or losses in business.
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Is 'large' used in mathematical contexts?

'Large' can be used in mathematics, often in a comparative sense.
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Does 'large' have historical meanings?

'Large' has been used historically, generally with a consistent meaning of size.
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Can 'huge' be used metaphorically?

Yes, 'huge' can be used metaphorically to describe non-physical concepts.
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Can 'huge' describe emotional reactions?

Yes, 'huge' can describe intense or strong emotional reactions.
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