a large glass of water
It's the largest city in the state.
These T-shirts are available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
Which city has the largest population?
Her policies are supported by a large part of the population.
A large number of workers have filed complaints.
He has a very large appetite. Adverb
college students living large on generous allowances from indulgent parents Noun
These shirts are all larges.
“What size ice-cream cones do you want?” “We'll take three larges and a small.” See More
Recent Examples on the Web
First, the thief is seen lugging a large wicker chair back to his SUV and is seen struggling to put it in.—Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 15 Nov. 2023 Thus this chronicle of a one-month visit to Norway that drags on for seven years ends up an incongruously charming footnote to a much larger conflict that just keeps escalating.—Dennis Harvey, Variety, 14 Nov. 2023 When the pandemic hit, enrolment plummeted due to border closures, health concerns, and fears about safety.
China, barely, stays at number one
In 2019, China was the largest source of international students, sending 370,000 students to the U.S., or 35% of the total.—Lionel Lim, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 The generous half-acre lot includes grassy lawns, mature palm trees, a towering hedge wall for privacy, and a large swimming pool encircled by a patio sure to delight sunbathers and entertainers alike.—James McClain, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 In many cultures, oldest siblings as well as daughters of all ages tend to face high expectations from family members—so people playing both parts are especially likely to take on a large share of household responsibilities, and might deal with more stress as a result.—Sarah Sloat, The Atlantic, 14 Nov. 2023 Lime trees and rosebushes ringed a large, grassy lawn.—Candace Taylor, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 The Justice Department has been investigating Apple since 2019, and this settlement is the largest ever obtained under the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision.—Jena McGregor, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Modern lampreys, by contrast, are large, have complex teeth and experience all three life stages.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Nov. 2023
But scandals loomed large over Benedict's papacy.—Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 2 Jan. 2023 And while his body wasn’t physically present, as is typical at a real wake, the spirit of Carlos Marín loomed large over the show.—Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Feb. 2022 The Zyliss also boasts an impressive capacity that can hold up to six servings of salad, and the large-holed colander removes water faster than other brands without holding your herbs hostage.—Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 29 Sep. 2021 The holy site has become a proxy for who controls Jerusalem (the eastern part of which remains occupied under international law and which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital) and of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict writ large.—Yasmeen Serhan, Time, 4 Jan. 2023 Hitler’s defense lawyer talks about how the right to a fair trial is a tenant not only of justice writ large, but also of Jewish morality.—Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Jan. 2023 Ferreira accessorized her summery look with large-framed gold wired glasses, a simple gold necklace and a few rings.—Zizi Strater, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2023 Don't let limited space stop you from living large!—Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, 19 Dec. 2022 There is no simple solution to all of this, or to addressing the myriad concerns people may have about booster doses, initial Covid-19 vaccines, the healthcare system or the government writ large, or people’s lack of concern about Covid-19 itself.—Emily K. Brunson, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2022
There's a reason a large of Congresswomen are former scouts!—Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Always steamed fresh, blue male crabs ($130 per dozen) seemed slightly big for larges and maintained moistness without being wet.—Kendyl Kearly, Baltimore Sun, 17 July 2023 As a protégé of Diana Vreeland and the epitome of sartorial aristocracy, Talley brought his inimitable love for grandeur as an editor-at-large to the pages of Vogue for four decades.—Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 24 Jan. 2023 Board members are elected at-large to three-year, staggered terms representing the entire Frisco ISD community.—Dallas News, 4 Jan. 2023 André Leon Talley, the hugely influential fashion journalist and flamboyant former editor-at-large of U.S. Vogue, died at the age of 73.—Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Dec. 2022 He was known for being an American fashion journalist, stylist, creative director, and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine.—The Editors, Town & Country, 29 Dec. 2022 Fashion icon and former editor-at-large of Vogue André Leon Talley has died at age 73, according to TMZ.—Vulture, 18 Jan. 2022 Booth Moore, the West Coast executive editor of Women’s Wear Daily, and Robin Givhan, the critic-at-large at The Washington Post.—Guy Trebay, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2022 See More
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Adjective, Adverb, and Noun
Middle English, from Anglo-French, broad, wide, generous, from Latin largus generous, plentiful