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"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 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.

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largeverb

uk   /lɑːdʒ/ us   /lɑːrdʒ/
(Definition of large from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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largeadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /lɑrdʒ/
of more than a typical or average size 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 ever seen. This computer stores 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 great degree: 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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