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English definition of “large”


adjective     /lɑːdʒ/ US  /lɑːrdʒ/
A2 big in size or amount: a large house the world's largest computer manufacturer We need a larger car. We didn't expect such a large number of people to attend the concert. We've made good progress, but there's still a large amount of work to be done. There was a larger-than-expected fall in unemployment last month. Researchers have just completed the largest-ever survey of criminal behaviour in the UK. The population faces starvation this winter without large-scale emergency food aid.Big and quite bigEnormous
(Definition of large adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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