Meaning of LARGE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ lɑ:(r)dʒ ]
( larger, largest)
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
A large thing or person is greater in size than usual or average.
The Pike lives mainly in large rivers and lakes...
In the largest room about a dozen children and seven adults are sitting on the carpet...
He was a large man with thick dark hair.
A large amount or number of people or things is more than the average amount or number.
The gang finally fled with a large amount of cash and jewellery...
There are a large number of centres where you can take full-time courses...
The figures involved are truly very large.
A large organization or business does a lot of work or commercial activity and employs a lot of people.
...a large company in Chicago...
Many large organizations run courses for their employees.
Large is used to indicate that a problem or issue which is being discussed is very important or serious.
...the already large problem of under-age drinking...
There’s a very large question about the viability of the newspaper.
ADJ : usu ADJ n
You use at large to indicate that you are talking in a general way about most of the people mentioned.
I think the chances of getting reforms accepted by the community at large remain extremely remote...
= in general
PHRASE : n PHR
If you say that a dangerous person, thing, or animal is at large , you mean that they have not been captured or made safe.
The man who tried to have her killed is still at large.
PHRASE : v-link PHR
You use by and large to indicate that a statement is mostly but not completely true.
By and large, the papers greet the government’s new policy document with a certain amount of scepticism.
= on the whole
PHRASE : PHR with cl
to a large extent: see extent
larger than life: see life
in large measure: see measure
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006