large - definition and synonyms


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  1. bigger than usual in size

    The house had an exceptionally large garden.

    A large man with a long ginger beard stood in the doorway.

     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      used in clothing sizes

      ‘What size do you take?’ ‘Large.’

       Synonyms and related words
    2. b.
      bigger than usual in number or amount

      The range of possibilities is quite large.

      Samples were drawn from a large number of different occupations.

      They had lent large sums of money to two companies in Northern Ireland.

    3. c.
      a large company or organization is one that employs a lot of people in many places and has many activities

      If you are dealing with a large firm, make sure you see the local manager.

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