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large

Translation of large in English:

adjectif

  • 5 (ouvert) avoir les idées larges, être large d'idées
    to be broad-minded, to be liberal
    avoir l'esprit large, être large d'esprit
    to be broad-minded

adverbe

  • 1 (généreusement)
    (prévoir)
    on a generous scale
    (calculer, mesurer)
    on the generous side
    il vaut mieux prévoir large
    it's better to plan on a generous scale
    et quand je dis dix je suis large!
    and when I say ten I'm erring on the generous side!
    trois kilos de spaghetti, tu as vu large!
    three kilos of spaghetti, you don't believe in skimping, do you?
  • 2 (Mode)s'habiller large
    to wear loose-fitting clothes
    un modèle qui chausse large
    a wide-fitting shoe

nom masculin

  • 1 (largeur) faire quatre mètres de large
    to be four metres (british) wide
    un ruban de deux centimètres de large
    a ribbon five centimetres (british) wide
    être au large (familier)
    to have plenty of room
  • 2 (Nautisme)
    open sea
    gagner le large
    to reach the open sea
    au large au large de Marseille/des côtes bretonnes
    off Marseilles/the coast of Brittany
    l'air/le vent du large
    the sea air/breeze
    prendre le large (Nautisme)
    [figuré] (familier)
    to make oneself scarce (familier)
    grand

Compounds

large bande

Idioms

[familier]
ne pas en mener large

to be worried stiff (familier)

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