Meaning of LARGE in English
/ lɑːdʒ; NAmE lɑːrdʒ/ adjective , verb
■ adjective ( larger , larg·est )
big in size or quantity :
a large area / family / house / car / appetite
a large number of people
very large sums of money
He's a very large child for his age.
A large proportion of old people live alone.
Women usually do the larger share of the housework.
Brazil is the world's largest producer of coffee.
Who's the rather large (= fat) lady in the hat?
( abbr. L ) used to describe one size in a range of sizes of clothes, food, products used in the house, etc. :
small, medium, large
wide in range and involving many things :
a large and complex issue
Some drugs are being used on a much larger scale than previously.
If we look at the larger picture of the situation, the differences seem slight.
➡ note at big
► large·ness noun [ U ]
- at large
- by and large
- give / have it large
- in large part | in large measure
- (as) large as life
- larger than life
—more at loom verb , writ verb
- large it | large it up
Middle English (in the sense liberal in giving, lavish, ample in quantity ): via Old French from Latin larga , feminine of largus copious.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005