Meaning of LARGE in English
[adjective] -r, -st - bigger or greater than is usual, typical or averageWho lives in that large house at the end of the road?Are you planning to buy a larger car when the twins are born?Which company is the world's largest computer manufacturer?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.(humorous) She was the rather large (= fat) lady in the red dress.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.Rachel had told me she wasn't going to the party, but when I arrived she was there, (as) large as life (= behaving in a way which made her presence obvious) and the centre of attention.Twelve prisoners are at large (= free when they should not be) following a series of escapes.Abortion is an important issue which needs to be debated by society at large (= by the whole of society together) and not just by politicians.There's a few small things that I don't like about my job, but by and large (= when everything about my job is considered together) it's very enjoyable.The characteristics of someone or something that is larger than life are much more obvious than usual.She was always larger than life and well-known throughout the hospital.(medical) The large intestine is the lower part of the bowels in which water is removed from digested food before it is excreted as solid waste.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012