variants or life-sized
: of natural size : of the size of the original
a life-size statue

Examples of life-size in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The life-size statue of the late Winehouse, who belonged to the Jewish faith, was installed in 2014 at Camden Market. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 20 Feb. 2024 Mirador de la Flor, which translates to Lookout of the Flower, features a motif of white roses and a life-size bronze statue of the singer leaning against a center pillar, looking over the Corpus Christi Bay. Jacqueline Weiss, Peoplemag, 17 Feb. 2024 The room is a paradise for young, inquisitive minds, featuring life-size gadgets, metallic hatches, rivets, and many dials and test tubes. Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 All seems perfect at the luxurious pool party until a life-size T-Rex busts through the backyard. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 Also in the car: life-size cutouts of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Chiefs’ most famous fan, Taylor Swift. Emily Curiel, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 Police are investigating the destruction of a life-size statue of Jackie Robinson, which was stolen from a park in Wichita, Kansas. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 The life-size bronze statue —part of the Jackie Robinson Pavilion in McAdams Park in Wichita and one of just four Robinson statues in the nation— was cut off from the ankles up and stolen in the early hours on Jan. 25. Simrin Singh, CBS News, 1 Feb. 2024 Parts of a life-size bronze statue that celebrated the legacy of the legendary baseball player and civil rights figure Jackie Robinson were found dismantled and burned early Tuesday after it had been stolen from a Kansas park last week, the authorities said. Aimee Ortiz, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life-size was in 1813

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“Life-size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life-size. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

life-size

adjective
ˈlīf-ˈsīz
variants or life-sized
-ˈsīzd
: of natural size : having the same size as the original
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