larger than life Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “larger than life” in the English Dictionary

"larger than life" in British English

See all translations

larger than life

If someone is larger than life, that person attracts a lot of attention because they are more exciting or interesting than most people: Most characters in his movies are somewhat larger than life.
(Definition of larger than life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"larger than life" in American English

See all translations

larger than life

more obvious than usual: His superhuman strength gives the story a larger-than-life quality, like a fable.
(Definition of larger than life from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More