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Meaning of “large” in the English Dictionary

"large" in British English

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largeadjective

uk   /lɑːdʒ/  us   /lɑːrdʒ/
A2 big in ​size or ​amount: a large ​house the world's largest ​computermanufacturer 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 ​criminalbehaviour in the UK The ​populationfacesstarvation this ​winter without large-scale ​emergencyfoodaid.
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largeverb

uk   /lɑːdʒ/  us   /lɑːrdʒ/
larging it UK informal enjoying yourself very much by ​dancing and ​drinkingalcohol: We were larging it at a ​club last ​night.
(Definition of large from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"large" in American English

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largeadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /lɑrdʒ/
of more than a ​typical or ​averagesize or ​amount: They have a large ​house in the ​suburbs. This ​apartment is much larger than ​our last one. It was the largest ​bug I had ​everseen. This ​computerstores large ​amounts of ​data. I’d like a large ​soda.in large part (also in large measure) If something is ​true in large ​part or in large ​measure, it is ​true to a ​greatdegree: The ​rebirth of ​interest in cycling in this ​country was, in large ​part, a ​result of Lance Armstrong's ​success. Large (abbreviation L) is a ​size of ​clothing or other ​product that is ​bigger than ​average: The ​shirt is ​available in ​small, ​medium, and large (​sizes).
(Definition of large from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “large”
in Korean 큰…
in Arabic كَبير…
in Malaysian besar…
in French grand, gros…
in Russian большой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大的, 大規模的, 大量的…
in Italian grande…
in Turkish büyük, geniş, iri…
in Polish duży…
in Spanish grande…
in Vietnamese rộng, lớn…
in Portuguese grande…
in Thai ใหญ่โต…
in German groß…
in Catalan gran…
in Japanese 大きい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大的, 大规模的, 大量的…
in Indonesian besar…
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