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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlargelarge1 /lɑːdʒ $ lɑːrdʒ/ ●●● S1 W1 adjective (comparative larger, superlative largest) 🔊 🔊 1 BIGbig in size, amount, or number opp small 🔊 Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. 🔊 The T-shirt comes in Small, Medium and Large. 🔊 a large ovenproof pan 🔊 large sums of money 🔊 those who drink large amounts of coffee 🔊 A large number of students have signed up for the course.see thesaurus at big2 BIGa large person is tall and often fat opp smallsee thesaurus at fat3 be at large4 the population/public/society/world etc at large5 the larger issues/question/problem/picture6 in large part/measure7 (as) large as life8 larger than life9 by and large loom large at loom1(3), → writ large at writ2
Examples from the Corpus
largeWhat size shirt do you wear? Medium or Large?large agricultural corporationsThe hotel was quite large and very cold.The farm buildings are spread over a large area.Now the stranger was standing on the quayside, watching several straining seamen carry a large, brass-bound chest down the gangplank.On the other side of the fence there was a large bull.Then they can not have what the larger community regards as the necessary minimum for decency ...Leclerc preferred a diplomatic solution to a larger conflict.Take the larger cushion to sit on -- you'll be more comfortable.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.He lived alone on the edge of a large forest.Broken Hill has a large new platinum mine there.Large numbers of seabirds have been killed by pollution following the oil spillage.Philip found himself in a large playground surrounded by high brick walls.Between five and 15 consultants chosen from a large pool of employees are typically called upon to review any given idea memorandum.A large population of homeless people live in the park.A large proportion of the audience consisted of teenaged girls.She's used to working with large sums of money.Hughes's activity started in 1975 when he bought three large Texas ranches totaling seven thousand acres.I bought the largest TV I could find.The largest urban areas in Britain lost population and employment in the 1950s and 60s.Aunt Betsy was a very large woman.large amountsThere are grazing species which feed mainly on food animal organisms but ingest large amounts of algae in the process.The very weakest meteors also contain large amounts of carbon, far more than we see in even the most carbon-rich meteorites.And some relatively youthful households may have large amounts of financial liabilities.Because the silica in andesite makes it thick and pasty, andesite tends to trap large amounts of gas.The diagram demonstrates that large amounts of methane are formed in the anthracite stage.To stop this happening, you have to retrain your bladder to hold larger amounts of urine.Cocaine production requires large amounts of water, hence factories are nearly always built by streams.
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Verb table
large (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylarge (BrE)
he, she, itlarges (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylarged (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave larged
he, she, ithas larged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad larged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill large
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have larged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam larging
he, she, itis larging
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you, we, theyare larging
Past
I, he, she, itwas larging
you, we, theywere larging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been larging
he, she, ithas been larging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been larging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be larging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been larging
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