Meaning of LARGE in English

LARGE

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a big/large budget

The club does not have a large budget for new players.

a big/large demonstration

Opponents of the new law are planning a big demonstration next week.

a big/large exhibition

This is the largest exhibition of its kind that we have ever seen in London.

a big/large meal

We don’t have a big meal at lunchtime, usually just sandwiches.

a big/large reduction

You may have to take a big reduction in salary.

a big/large/generous tip

The service was great and we left a large tip.

a big/large/huge crowd

A big crowd is expected tomorrow for the final match.

a big/large/major city

They have stores in Houston, Dallas, and other big cities.

a big/large/wide gap

There’s a big gap between the two test scores.

a big/large/wide/small mouth

He had a big nose and a big mouth.

Billy’s wide mouth stretched into a grin.

a big/major/large chain

It is one of Europe’s biggest clothing chains.

a considerable/large/enormous etc amount

a considerable amount of money

a high/large dose

High doses of the drug can have bad side effects.

a high/large income

He has a relatively high income.

a large cheque (= for a lot of money )

Sara was delighted to receive a large cheque in the post.

a large collection ( also an extensive collection formal )

The museum has an extensive collection of Greek statues.

a large majority

Parliament voted by a large majority in favour of the ban.

a large minority

A large minority of women feel happier when their husbands leave them.

a large population

California is a big state with a large population.

a large quantity

A large quantity of clothing was stolen from the shop.

a large/big company

She has a senior position in a large manufacturing company.

a large/big firm

He is managing director of a large firm.

a large/big margin

By a large margin, the book sold more copies than any other this year.

a large/big slice

He was eating a large slice of chocolate cake.

a large/considerable etc amount of sth

Her case has attracted an enormous amount of public sympathy.

a large/considerable/substantial sum

He lost a substantial sum of money on the deal.

a large/great number

A large number of children were running around in the playground.

a large/great/huge/vast range

A vast range of plants are used in medicines.

a large/huge etc audience

Messages posted on the Internet can attract a huge audience.

a large/huge/massive rally

Several large rallies were held in December.

a large/large-scale enterprise

The company has grown into a large-scale enterprise that employs hundreds of people.

a large/powerful economy

the world’s two most powerful economies

a large/small family

She came from a large family of seven children.

a large/substantial donation

Substantial donations were made to the Democratic Party.

a large/substantial reward

Despite a substantial reward being offered, the painting has never been found.

a large/substantial/considerable fortune

His father, an oil magnate, amassed a large fortune.

a large/vast/huge empire

The emperor Claudius ruled a vast empire stretching from Persia to Britain.

a large/vast/huge empire

He created a vast financial empire worth billions of dollars.

a major/big/large customer (= who is important and buys a lot )

America is a big customer for Japanese goods.

a small/large community

75% of the population live in small communities of fewer than 450 people.

a small/large etc patch

Some of the hills still had small patches of snow.

a wide/great/large variety

They hold debates on a wide variety of topics.

a wide/large circle

They now had a wide circle of acquaintances in the area.

a wide/large/big selection

The museum shop offers a wide selection of items.

a wider/broader/larger context (= a more general situation, set of events etc )

It’s important to look at the story in the wider context of medieval Spain.

big/large

The company has announced a big increase in its profits for last year.

big/large

The debts got bigger and bigger.

big/large

I was hungry so I asked for a large portion of french fries.

big/large

This is the biggest earthquake ever recorded in this area.

big/large

There has been a big rise in violent crime.

higher/larger/less etc than normal

The journey took longer than normal.

high/large

A high percentage of our students pass the exam.

high/large/big

The school fees are extremely high.

in large/increasing/limited etc numbers

Birds nest here in large numbers.

large intestine

large print

The book is also available in large print .

large

Temperatures over a large portion of the central and eastern states were well below normal.

large/big

Novaya Zemlja is a large island in the Russian Arctic.

large/thin/slight etc frame

large/wide/extensive

She has a very wide vocabulary.

lose by a large/small etc margin

He lost by only a narrow margin.

medium to large

medium to large companies

on a large scale

This technology has been developed on a large scale in the US.

second largest/most successful etc

Africa’s second highest mountain

slightly higher/lower/better/larger etc

January’s sales were slightly better than average.

small/modest/considerable/large etc outlay

For a relatively small outlay, you can start a home hairdressing business.

somewhat larger/higher/newer etc

The price is somewhat higher than I expected.

the biggest/largest consumer of sth

The US is the world’s biggest oil consumer.

the large size of sth

They are very peaceful fish, despite their large size.

the larger/wider society (= used when comparing a small group of people to society as a whole )

The poor are part of the larger society, and programs must be there to help them.

to a large/great extent (= a large amount )

The materials we use will depend to a large extent on what is available.

twice as high/big/large etc (as sth)

Interest rates are twice as high as those of our competitors.

vast/wide/large etc expanse

the vast expanse of the ocean

win by a large/small etc margin

The party won by a huge margin.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

amount

For toxins or acetaldehyde to produce multiple symptoms, quite large amounts would have to be produced.

The interior minister for Bavaria, Guenther Beckstein, has said that Scientologists are stockpiling large amounts of cyanide and weapons.

A large amount of your time as a manager is almost certainly devoted to meetings, often quite expensive ones.

The reason may well have been the large amount of money involved.

The simple changes reduce the total fat in the diet by quiet a large amount .

Mitt Romney, the former Republican Senate nominee who contributed large amounts of his private fortune to his campaign against Sen.

You will also possess a large amount of information.

But major eruptions involve much larger amounts of energy.

area

Suites of store-rooms occupied a large area of the temple.

In 1970 a large area of bamboo flowered and died resulting in many deaths through starvation in the panda population.

Oil is always particularly alarming since a very small quantity will quickly cover a large area of water with an unmistakable iridescence.

They can not therefore meet the needs of cities that are searching for a method to restrain traffic over large areas .

It will have to serve more people scattered over a larger area .

In fact he had his own office and a considerably larger area of carpet than anyone in Berebury suspected.

Professional television crews, in fact, bring their own power generators with them to enable them to light large areas .

Avoid monoculture: growing large areas of the same crop which then becomes an easy target.

city

All of the other large cities had trends in the same direction, albeit on a less dramatic scale.

In larger cities , ties to the land are less important and homogenizing influences have a greater impact.

Joanne was 4 years old and attended a private nursery in a private housing estate within a large city .

The average suburbanite sees one-tenth as many; in a large city , perhaps 100 are visible.

The main variation on the area theme tends to occur in authorities which are based on a very large city collection.

In the other areas the larger cities and conurbations proved difficult to incorporate in a wider uniform pattern.

He was very comfortable in larger cities .

company

Average salary for managers of large companies is £78,000, plus an £11,000 bonus, and in top concerns £107,000 plus £18,000.

Still others sold out to larger companies .

Bankruptcy for Bond Corporation, which employs 21,000 people worldwide, would represent the largest company failure in world business records.

But such supporters as promotions by large companies might not last for long.

The large company is by definition more difficult to run than the small one.

For example, large companies created ex nihilo, as in joint ventures, have a remarkable tendency to flop.

This enables the relative contributions of small and large companies to be assessed.

I was a manager at a large company , and he was my assistant manager.

extent

To a large extent that ideology looked to the Roman past.

Rather, they are responsible states with undeclared, and to a large extent unproven, nuclear weapons capabilities.

The event to a large extent heralded the return of order and culture.

Foxes became much more wide-ranging in their search for food, since they also depended to a large extent upon rabbits.

To a large extent this is due to the severe restriction on building.

To a large extent this social unrepresentativeness reflects some of the structural inequalities of contemporary society.

To a large extent population changes reflect changes in prosperity and employment opportunities.

family

I come from quite a large family but most of my family live in the same area.

Parents of large families now get priority housing and school registration and subsidized child care services.

There are no ground rules for knowing how to handle these semi-permanent relationships in the context of the larger family circle.

As recently as 1956 the government was offering bonuses for large families .

Robert was one of a large family .

People have to understand, I come from a large , large family .

I.C.B. was interested in our neighbours - particularly a large family that lived upstairs at the time.

And there was the answer - a large family of ants had made its home there!

increase

Each Neighbourhood Office was allocated a half-time under-fives worker post, despite a large increase in workload.

But the general principle seems secure: we must beware of any further large increases in the carbon dioxide level.

Profits rose 17 percent as the company recorded its largest increase in phone traffic in five years.

It is also because improving practice in the area of assessment can be done without requiring large increases in financial resources.

Today, after a large increase in his income, he has extended his consumption to include color television and eccentric loafers.

In addition to the large increases in colonic SCFAs, there were also important changes in the physical properties of the colonic contents.

And this, in turn, produced the exact opposite of what the Carnegie report had predicted-a large increase in compensatory education.

measure

Nevertheless, the organisation as a whole continued to have a large measure of credibility.

It is the steep temperature gradient that makes it possible for us to work black smokers with a large measure of safety.

The one large measure for which they were responsible was the Housing and Town Planning Act 1909.

The bias litigation boom is in large measure traceable to key changes in the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

Charles poured two large measures of Bell's and handed one over.

Viennese modernism thus became in large measure a conservative modernism.

He found the bottle of Southern Comfort and poured himself a large measure .

It involves, in short, a large measure of economic equality.

number

Police and troops searched a large number of houses in the nationalist estate.

This was not a small matter when the Army decided to hire large numbers of civilian workers for the base.

The reports suggest that large numbers are sometimes involved.

However, such schools do seem to attract a large number of religious families.

Fibreglass mock-ups were built to provide the large numbers of aircraft which lined the numerous military bases across Pearl Harbor.

On the other hand, some plants can be crossed very easily so that large numbers of hybrids have been obtained.

There will, in particular, continue to be a large number of dementia sufferers in the geriatric services.

By far the largest number of configurations correspond to emission with a spectrum that is nearly thermal.

numbers

Lacking white skills, disproportionately large numbers are incarcerated in penal institutions, alcohol rehabilitation centres and psychiatric hospitals.

Third world towns and cities contain large numbers of women who may lead lives very different from those of their rural counterparts.

There were larger numbers of Whig and Tories who found the pull of Court strong enough to override party loyalty.

This was not a small matter when the Army decided to hire large numbers of civilian workers for the base.

Only the Faroese now still hunt them in large numbers .

It has long been appreciated by science that large numbers behave differently than small numbers.

Containing the headmistress's books in large numbers , it was weighted heavily with books from the inter-war years.

Through the securities market, corporations can pool the financial resources of extremely large numbers of people.

part

A large part of the area was sealed off following the arrests as police carried out a fingertip search for bullets.

A large part of the compensation package for our sales people is driven by a sliding commission scale.

They play a large part in moulding the musical tastes of all members of society, including those who go to church.

A large part of the resentment against work wage equity came from the way it was implemented.

The Interior region also included large parts of the dry zone which were sparsely populated, where famine was not uncommon.

In Arizona, Forbes scored an upset victory this week, in large part because of his flat-tax proposal.

Food plays a large part in elderly people's lives.

As it turns out, the fears that govern such organizations derive in large part from invalid or negative core beliefs.

population

Effective though such techniques may be when goat numbers are low, they make little impact on a large population .

Besides proximity to a large population of consumers, the other advantage of the new store is greater efficiency.

And yet this may be part of the price which has to be paid if a larger population is to survive.

To offer only one alternative, total abstention, is to exclude a large population in need of services.

As people lived longer and the death rate fell. a larger population was able to persist.

However, the decision to vaccinate a large population for group C meningococcal disease is difficult.

Traditional circumpolar cultures live on little except animal fare, whilst some of the planet's largest populations are vegetarian.

The idea is to gather data from a subset that reflects the most interesting characteristics of the larger population .

proportion

A large proportion of dwellings constructed beyond the cities since 1960 have been in the owner-occupied sector.

A general authority source is one that has substantial influence on a large proportion of people in a society.

However, women receive lower redundancy payments than men and a larger proportion of them are ineligible for payments altogether.

Such a tax claims both a larger absolute amount and a larger proportion of income as income rises.

A large proportion of the new money has been spent to improve access for scientists.

Moreover, a small number of diseases command a large proportion of the limited resources.

Lose weight more quickly than ever before, because a larger proportion of the calories you consume will remain undigested; 3.

A large proportion of our researchers are therefore unlikely to make major contributions to the literature of their research area.

quantity

Be careful not to accompany your chosen carbohydrate with large quantities of fat.

Being so delicate, it is not available in large quantities commercially.

They were particularly important for the Magnox reactors, which used larger quantities of fuel and had bulkier structures to dismantle.

The defendants stored on their land large quantities of combustible materials which ignited in mysterious circumstances.

Maria, a 5-year-old girl, ate large quantities of material.

At one time Ribeira Brava was the only place in Madeira where cherries were grown in large quantities .

As the local iron ores were being exhausted and the works used larger quantities , these local supplies were not enough.

In addition, London needed a large quantity of fuel - particularly coal - much of which came down the coast from Newcastle.

scale

That, too, was on a larger scale than anything she had ever known.

And because the bank lends on a large scale , its failures are likewise on a large scale.

The Library is becoming a producer of electronic materials on a large scale in its own right.

If it occurs on a sufficiently large scale , either main party might still win an outright majority.

Many libraries on a slightly larger scale than this still survive and flourish outside the public library system.

Its hallmarks were to be found in the large scale of the treated areas and in the integrated nature of the treatment.

There are no serious long-term spent-fuel reprocessing or waste problems nor is there a potential for the large scale release of radioactivity.

Forest survival is thus threatened on a large scale .

sum

Perhaps that explains the large sum in his current account.

Plunging in with both feet and expending large sums on equipment and delicate fishes will almost always result in failure and disappointment.

Euromarkets are mainly wholesale in that large sums are lent or deposited.

But nobody fuses much over daily expenditures on sales and gasoline taxes -- even though they add up to large sums annually.

Usually, this payment would be made four times a year, but for larger sums the process should be quicker.

I hate going to places like Austin and Dubuque to raise large sums of money.

When he is not on the golf course, he is making large sums as a company director.

The immediate investment of a rather large sum of money for the meat supply for several months. 2.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a broader/wider/larger canvas

a good/large part of sth

Married couples make up a large part of the church's congregation.

Checheno-Ingushetia was abolished, and a large part of the Ingushi lands had been ceded to North Ossetia and repopulated by Ossetes.

Had Therese spent a large part of her salary on a dress she would never wear again?

His energies were never enormous, but limited though they were, he used a large part of them outside the business.

Many young people are now attracted to the idea of producing a large part of their own food.

So did a large part of the local population, including Morag Paterson.

So that a large part of every day is not determined by thought at all, it more or less just happens because of habit.

Social services take up a large part of the council budget.

Ten black men took a sledge-hammer to the work, and knocked off a large part of his face.

bulk large

by and large

By and large, most of the people in the town work at the factory.

Also, he worked, by and large, in second-rank bands.

And by and large, they do a fine job.

But as valuable as animals are, they have a serious drawback: by and large, they hate alcohol.

But the truth was that, by and large, the research university focuses its collective intelligence on other matters.

Hodgkin, by and large, just looks as if he's strayed in here and is making lots of noise.

Society seems bitter turmoil, by and large.

The reproducible arts of photography and printmaking still remain, by and large, categorised as lesser arts.

You know, opposites of each other by and large.

in large measure/in some measure

in large part/for the most part

large-sized/medium-sized/pocket-size etc

loom large

My 40th birthday has loomed larger in my mind with each passing day.

And four years after his death, one month short of his 101st birthday in 1993, he looms larger than ever.

Blackmail has always loomed large in intelligence work, but never more so than today.

However, now another objection begins to loom large.

Our man at the Yard Historic landmark buildings loom large in Geoff Lewry's life.

The formal processes of the law, indeed, do not loom large in the field officer's routine activities.

The human factor also looms large in Bamford's presentation of the agency's strengths and weaknesses.

Tragedy looms larger than farce in the United States today.

While practical issues of meshing motherhood with modern life loom large, the greatest challenges are still psychological.

unusually high/large/quiet etc

And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.

Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.

Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.

Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.

Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.

These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.

Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

large agricultural corporations

Large numbers of seabirds have been killed by pollution following the oil spillage.

A large population of homeless people live in the park.

A large proportion of the audience consisted of teenaged girls.

Aunt Betsy was a very large woman.

He lived alone on the edge of a large forest.

I bought the largest TV I could find.

On the other side of the fence there was a large bull.

Philip found himself in a large playground surrounded by high brick walls.

She's used to working with large sums of money.

Take the larger cushion to sit on -- you'll be more comfortable.

The largest urban areas in Britain lost population and employment in the 1950s and 60s.

The farm buildings are spread over a large area.

The hotel was quite large and very cold.

What size shirt do you wear? Medium or Large ?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Between five and 15 consultants chosen from a large pool of employees are typically called upon to review any given idea memorandum.

Broken Hill has a large new platinum mine there.

Hughes's activity started in 1975 when he bought three large Texas ranches totaling seven thousand acres.

Leclerc preferred a diplomatic solution to a larger conflict.

Now the stranger was standing on the quayside, watching several straining seamen carry a large , brass-bound chest down the gangplank.

So the farm is well set with its 1000 acres of arable and large dairy herd.

Some of the huts are large enough to serve as dormitories, but most are about the size of a Navajo hogan.

Then they can not have what the larger community regards as the necessary minimum for decency ....

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a broader/wider/larger canvas

a good/large part of sth

Married couples make up a large part of the church's congregation.

Checheno-Ingushetia was abolished, and a large part of the Ingushi lands had been ceded to North Ossetia and repopulated by Ossetes.

Had Therese spent a large part of her salary on a dress she would never wear again?

His energies were never enormous, but limited though they were, he used a large part of them outside the business.

Many young people are now attracted to the idea of producing a large part of their own food.

So did a large part of the local population, including Morag Paterson.

So that a large part of every day is not determined by thought at all, it more or less just happens because of habit.

Social services take up a large part of the council budget.

Ten black men took a sledge-hammer to the work, and knocked off a large part of his face.

by and large

By and large, most of the people in the town work at the factory.

Also, he worked, by and large, in second-rank bands.

And by and large, they do a fine job.

But as valuable as animals are, they have a serious drawback: by and large, they hate alcohol.

But the truth was that, by and large, the research university focuses its collective intelligence on other matters.

Hodgkin, by and large, just looks as if he's strayed in here and is making lots of noise.

Society seems bitter turmoil, by and large.

The reproducible arts of photography and printmaking still remain, by and large, categorised as lesser arts.

You know, opposites of each other by and large.

in large measure/in some measure

in large part/for the most part

large-sized/medium-sized/pocket-size etc

unusually high/large/quiet etc

And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.

Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.

Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.

Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.

Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.

These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.

Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.

writ large

Anderson views the United Nations as a democracy writ large.

How is it possible that life writ large could be optimizing conditions for its own uses?

In it judgement was writ large.

It is old-style materialism writ large.

Many of the processes are like ordinary domestic engineering writ large.

Opponents of the new law depicted it as tracking writ large.

The decoration is lavish as befits a bejewelled reliquary writ large.

The idea that femininity is in the first place to be associated with motherhood is simply writ large.

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